Approximately 5,000 coconut growers, whose farms were destroyed by Typhoon Odette in December 2021, will benefit from several assistance packages from the Philippine Coconut Authority in the Caraga Region. In partnership with the provincial government of Dinagat Islands, the region’s officials said the assistance includes the establishment of nurseries for the propagation of hybrid planting materials to replace the damaged coconut trees.

More than 8,000 hectares of coconut plantations were destroyed by Odette affecting around 5,000 coconut farmers in the island province.