Typhoons’ damage to agri sector reaches P1.79B
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said that damages brought by Tropical Storm Henry, Severe Tropical Storm Inday and Tropical Depression Josie to the agriculture sector already amounted to P1.79 billion.
Commodities affected were rice, corn, cassava, high value crops, livestock and fisheries in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, Mimaropa and VI.
“The DA Regional Field Offices are still conducting thorough field validation to areas badly affected by Tropical Storm Henry, Severe Tropical Storm Inday and Tropical Depression Josie,” the DA said.
“The validation aims to determine the extent of damages brought by the three tropical cyclones, as well as to identify the interventions to be provided to the affected farmers and fisherfolk,” it added.
The next update on damages brought by the three weather disturbances to the agri-fisheries sector will be posted tomorrow.