El Niño damage to agri exceeds P9 billion–DA
FARMERS have already incurred losses amounting to P9.9 billion due to the damage caused by El Niño to their crops, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Tuesday.
Agriculture Undersecretary Emerson U. Palad said the bulk of production losses were incurred between January to April 2. During this period, Palad said crop damage reached P6.5 billion.
Production losses incurred by farmers between February and December 2015 reached P3.4 billion.
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