Typhoon Conson damages 4.1 mln USD worth of crops in Philippines

17:02, July 19, 2010      

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A total of 191.76 million pesos (4. 1 million U.S. dollars) worth of crops were destroyed after typhoon Conson swept northern Philippine provinces last week, the Department of Agriculture said Monday.

Conson damaged mostly fruit and vegetable crops. A total of 88, 799 metric tons of vegetables and fruits, consisting mostly of bananas and papayas, and 299 tons of rice were destroyed.

Most of the paddy rice damaged were in the seedling and the vegetative stage.

The department said 2,102 hectares of farmlands planted to rice, corn, and commercial crops were affected. Of this, about 907 hectares were "devastated."

The typhoon ravaged the provinces of Bataan, Zambales, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Catanduanes.

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said the government is now preparing to release funds to affected provinces. Seeds and other agricultural inputs will also be distributed to farmers.

Source: Xinhua


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