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Rappler's latest stories on agricultural damage


Typhoon Ursula leaves P65 million damage in Aklan's agriculture

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Heavy losses are recorded in rice, corn, banana, vegetable, and fruit tree plantations. The fisheries sector also takes a hit.

URSULA'S WRATH. The province of Aklan bore the brunt of Typhoon Ursula, which swept across Eastern and Central Visayas on Christmas Eve. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

Agricultural damage by Typhoon Ompong highest since Yolanda

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol plans to ask Congress for additional funds to rehabilitate Typhoon Ompong-hit areas

Agriculture damage due to restive Mayon volcano reaches P165M

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Affected commodities include rice, corn, high value crops, and fiber crops

High school students in Guinobatan, Albay pass through a rice paddy as they run away from cascading volcanic materials from the slopes of Mayon Volcano. File photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Mayon eruption destroys P94M worth of agricultural crops

Jan 25, 2018 - 8:44 PM

More than 5,000 farmers are now without income, says Albay's provincial agricultural officer

DAMAGED CROPS. Volcanic materials cascade down to rice paddies in this file photo from January 22, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Urduja, Vinta caused P1.24B in agricultural damage

Dec 29, 2017 - 8:58 AM

Agriculture officials note that rice has the largest share of losses at P609.29 million, affecting some 31,749 farmers

VINTA. Sibuco in Zamboanga del Norte was among the most affected towns by Typhoon Vinta. Photo from the Western Mindanao Command

P2-M worth of agricultural damage in CAR after typhoons

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The provinces of Benguet and Ifugao suffer the most damage after being hit by Typhoons Gorio and Huaning

A farmer from the Cordillera Administrative Region carries some harvested crops. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Lawin-struck farmers push for sustainable aid

Feb 17, 2017 - 4:26 PM

People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network Executive Director Esteban Masagca explains that in the crafting of a new recovery plan the farmers and the most affected people should be involved

LONG-TERM HELP. Christina Moyaen, a farmer and a head of people's organization, tells her dealings with the 'inadequate' response of the government during disasters. Photo by Oxfam

After Lawin, state of calamity declared in Cagayan

Oct 22, 2016 - 6:16 PM

In the summary report issued by the Cagayan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council damage to agriculture is estimated to be worth P6 3 billion

DAMAGE. This bridge in Peñablanca, Cagayan is destroyed by Lawin, leaving dozens of villages still isolated. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Lawin leaves P10B worth of agri, fisheries damage in 5 regions – Piñol

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol orders his department to give immediate assistance to farmers and fishermen

DESTRUCTION. Typhoon Lawin destroys crops in Peñablanca town in Cagayan. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Commercial activity back in Ilocos Norte

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:53 PM

UPDATED In Laoag City alone Vice Mayor Michael Fariñas pegs agricultural destruction at P7 million

BACK IN BUSINESS. Commercial establishments in Ilocos slowly recover after the storm. Photo by Patty Pasion

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Apr 13, 2016 - 12:26 PM

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Nona, Onyok leave P4.9-B damage in 5 regions

Dec 22, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Disaster management officials say Central Luzon Calabarzon Mimaropa Bicol and Eastern Visayas suffered the most damage from the twin storms

Children use a water basin to cross a flooded street in Candaba, Pampanga, north of Manila on December 18, 2015. Vast swathes of farmlands inundated by Typhoon Koppu in October were flooded again this week by rains from Typhoon Melor and the flooding could worsen or spread to other areas as a second storm in less than a week threatens the country. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS

IN NUMBERS: Helping farmers, fishers 2 years after Haiyan

Nov 08, 2015 - 8:43 AM

Only 12 of debris affected farmlands have been cleared but the target number of boats to be given to fishermen was exceeded

PICKING UP AFTER. A coconut farmer helps clear up debris in Leyte in 2014. Photo by Crislyn Felisilda/World Vision

Gov't to compensate 110,000 farmers affected by Typhoon Lando

Oct 30, 2015 - 7:01 PM

The P732 million to be devoted to crop insurance represents only 12 of total agricultural damage caused by Typhoon Lando

COPING WITH STORMS. A farmer from Pulilan, Bulacan start drying their palay after days of rains brought by Typhoon Lando. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

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Oct 20, 2015 - 7:13 PM

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Agriculture damage from Ruby now P1.9B

Dec 11, 2014 - 6:25 PM

Most affected by Ruby were cultivation areas in the provinces of Oriental Mindoro Camarines Sur Masbate Sorsogon Aklan Antique Iloilo Negros Occidental Bohol and Cebu

Luis damage to agri ‘minimal’ at P410M

Sep 16, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Cagayan Valley sustains the bulk of the damage says the Department of Agriculture

#GlendaPH causes P8.3B agri, fisheries damage

Jul 17, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Initial findings of the Department of Agriculture show that Bicol and Quezon suffered the most damage in crops and fisheries

Coconut, rice farmers worst hit by Yolanda

Jan 08, 2014 - 4:51 PM

The government says it is helping farmers recover from staggering crop loss

DEVASTATED. This aerial photo shows uprooted coconut trees on a hill near the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar 3 days after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck on November 8. Photo by Agence France-Presse/Ted Aljibe

P9B needed for agri, fisheries in Yolanda areas

Jan 08, 2014 - 2:37 PM

What has the Agriculture Department done to help the farmers and fishermen in Yolanda hit regions?

BANANA FARMS. Felled banana plants litter the streets and lots across the province of Antique. Photo by Anthony Badoy Mondragon

Yolanda/Haiyan damage now at P9.46B

Nov 16, 2013 - 1:52 PM

A week after Yolanda hits land the country tries to rise even as it faces billions of pesos worth of damage

STARTING FROM SCRATCH. Typhoon Yolanda damaged billions worth of agriculture and infrastructure, forcing many communities to start from scratch. Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

'Odette' agri damage rises to almost P60M

Sep 24, 2013 - 6:09 PM

CAR and Regions I II IV B and V incur production losses

Photo courtesy of KC Sarmiento

'Pablo' agri damage climbs to P11.57-B

Dec 12, 2012 - 11:43 AM

The uptick in production losses is due mainly to higher banana industry production losses

'Ofel' causes P145.85-M damage to agri

Nov 01, 2012 - 4:48 PM

Most of the damage comprised production losses in palay worth P144 35 million