MANILA, Philippines — Damage to the agriculture sector left behind by Tropical Storm Agaton has reached P703.3 million, to this point, in accordance to the Department of Agriculture (DA).
Based on the most recent replace from DA issued 3 p.m. Thursday, the tropical storm has affected 11,666 farmers, with a quantity of manufacturing loss at 40,850 metric tons and 17,530 hectares of agricultural areas.
Damage was reported in Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Soccsksargen and Caraga areas.
Affected commodities embrace rice, corn, excessive worth crops, and livestock.
“These values are subject to validation. Additional damage and losses are expected in areas affected by ‘Agaton,’” the DA mentioned.
The company, by way of its regional discipline workplaces, is conducting evaluation of damage and losses introduced by the tropical cyclone within the agri-fisheries.
The DA additionally mentioned it’s constantly coordinating with involved authorities businesses, native authorities items, and different workplaces associated to catastrophe danger discount and administration on the affect of “Agaton” and accessible assets for help.
Rice, corn and various vegetable seeds; medication and biologics for livestock and poultry; help from the Survival and Recovery Program of Agricultural Credit Policy Council; funds from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation, and; Quick Response Fund for the rehabilitation of affected areas will probably be offered to affected farmers and fishermen.