AGRICULTURAL damage from the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that jolted Abra and different areas in Northern Luzon has reached P44.3 million, in accordance with the Department of Agriculture (DA).
“Based on the stories from our discipline places of work, the entire damage to date within the agriculture sector is at P44.2, together with the communal irrigation system affected by the sturdy quake. The validation remains to be ongoing as a result of if you discuss of irrigation, we additionally attempt to see the impact on the plantation,” Agriculture Undersecretary Kristine Evangelista mentioned through the Laging Handa briefing.
Evangelista added that the damage was recorded within the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Region 1.
At the identical time, Evangelista mentioned that the buying and selling in Benguet is now again on the pre-earthquake stage as she assured that there’s sufficient provide of highland greens.
“The quantity of commodities that’s being traded in Benguet is again within the pre-earthquake stage because the province is the supply of highland greens,” Evangelista added.
According to Evangelista, Benguet provides a minimum of 92 % of highland greens in Metro Manila.
“We are repeatedly monitoring the provision of agricultural commodities which might be coming from Benguet, that are being equipped in Divisoria and Balintawak,” Evangelista famous.