Flooding causes initial damage worth ₱152.13 million on PH agriculture

InterAksyon.com reports that on Wednesday, August 8, the Department of Agriculture (DA) "placed at ₱152.13 million initial damage to agriculture affecting some 25,958 hectares of farm lands in 20 provinces in Luzon and the Visayas; Regions 1, 2, 3, 6; and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)."

InterAksyon.com reports that on Wednesday, August 8, the Department of Agriculture (DA) "placed at ₱152.13 million initial damage to agriculture affecting some 25,958 hectares of farm lands in 20 provinces in Luzon and the Visayas; Regions 1, 2, 3, 6; and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)."

 

According to the report, the staggering loss "was attributed to typhoon ’Gener’ and the southwest monsoon." The report also cited information from Agriculture Undersecretary for Operations Joel Rudinas, who disclosed that "the rice sector incurred the biggest loss valued at ₱131.49 million planted to 24,780 hectares in 18 provinces."

 

The report futher noted: "Rudina, however, said most of the affected crops were in the seedling/vegetative stage and with chance to recover.  Deemed lost were placed at 3,355 metric tons (MT) of palay from the 3,902 hectares in reproductive/maturity stage."

 

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