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Jul 5, 2016 @ 1:14

Agri losses due to natural disasters hit P163B

NATURAL disasters, such as typhoons, damaged P163.6 billion worth of crops, livestock and farm infrastructure in 2011 to 2015, according to data from the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Based on the agency’s annual report, the DA said natural calamities destroyed 2.89 million metric tons (MMT) of palay and 1.02 MMT of corn.

“The heaviest losses are attributed to some of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in Philippine history,” the report read.

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