'Pablo' agri damage climbs to P11.57-B
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Agriculture (DA) disclosed that production losses and damage to agriculture-related infrastructure has climbed from P10.3 billion to P11.57 billion as of Wednesday, December 12.
The DA said the increase was largely due to an increase in production losses equivalent to P10.37 billion worth of 123,634 metric tons (MT) of damaged crops.
On Monday night, Rappler reported that damage to agricultural products and facilities brought about by Typhoon "Pablo" reached P10.3 billion.
The uptick in production losses was attributed mainly to higher banana industry production losses now pegged at P7.36 billion or 154,446 MT of crops.
Losses from corn production likewise increased to P1.24 billion or 76,544 MT of crops.
On Monday, banana losses were pegged at P6.43 billion or the equivalent of 71,644 MT, while corn production losses were at P955.33 million or the equivalent of 54,536 MT.
Damage to other crops are as follows:
- Coconut - P766.822 million
- Livestock - P415.16 million
- Rice - P407.39 million
- High Value Crops - P130.43 million
- Fisheries - P28.71 million
- National Food Authority stock - P19.73 million
Damage to facilities, infrastructure, and equipment has remained at P1.19 billion. - Rappler.com
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