Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Economy

Crop damage from latest typhoon hit P5.4 million — DA

AGRI dep’t crop damage estimates from Typhoon “Vicky” reach P5.37 million in Southern Mindanao.

Crop damage from Typhoon Krovanh, locally named Vicky, has reached P5.37 million, according to the  Department of Agriculture (DA).

In a bulletin, the agency said 143 metric tons (MT) of farm products covering 663 hectares were damaged. More than 1,400 farmers were affected.

Losses were reported in Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental.

Rice, high value crops and fisheries were among those that got damaged.

Rice accounted for 75 % of total damage, followed by high-value crops at 22 % and fisheries at 3 %. Damage to rice was valued at P3.98 million. About 534 hectares of the crop were affected.

High-value crop losses reached P1.19 million, with about 143 metric tons (MT) lost across 129 hectares. Damage to fisheries reached P102,000.

The agency said affected farmers and fishermen had been assured of government help in the form of rice, corn and assorted vegetable seed reserves from the Agriculture department’s regional field offices.

Drugs and biologics for livestock and poultry; access to loans and an indemnification fund from the Philippine Corp Insurance Corp. would also be provided, it said.

The agency said it was closely coordinating with other agencies and local governments to evaluate the impact of the typhoon and identify available resources for assistance

Vicky was the Philippines’ first typhoon this month and the 22nd this year, exceeding the yearly average of 20. It made landfall in the Philippines twice.

Moderate to heavy rains were experienced over the Bicol region, Isabela, Aurora, Laguna, Rizal, Quezon, Marinduque and Palawan, including Calamian, Cuyo and Cagayancillo Islands, according to the weather bureau.

Light to moderate rains were experienced in Metro Manila, the Visayas, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, and the rest of mainland Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and the Cordillera Administrative Region. — Angelica Y. Yang

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

Economy

By Jenina P. Ibañez, Senior Reporter PHILIPPINE MANUFACTURING activity rose to an eight-month high in November, as new orders increased for the first time...

Economy

THE NATIONAL Government’s outstanding debt swelled to P11.97 trillion as of the end of October as it offered more domestic securities, preliminary data from...

Economy

MOTORISTS experience heavy traffic along Commonwealth in Quezon City on Wednesday. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E....

Economy

THE SENATE on Wednesday approved on third and final reading the proposed P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022. Senators unanimously passed the 2022 General Appropriations...

Economy

EVERYTHING’s coming full circle from the boy from Cebu who wanted to write but ended up cooking. Myke “Tatung” Sarthou, celebrity chef, started out...

Economy

1 of 6 THE VIRTUS awards by the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) Philippines continues to honor professionals and institutions in hospitality: a...

You May Also Like

Investing

Having a good Instagram marketing agency to back up your Instagram account is an absolute must going into the new year. With competition stronger...

Economy

Ivermectin, an existing drug against parasites including head lice, has had a checkered history when it comes to treating COVID-19. The bulk of studies...

Investing

As a traditionally rigid insurance industry becomes bogged down by antiquated processes and operations, a handful of industry leaders are seeking to shake things...

Investing

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in the global population. Therefore, it is a problem that many people suffer or have suffered throughout...

Disclaimer: SmartRetirementReport.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.