DAVAO CITY — The Department of Agriculture reported Monday that the estimated cost of damages and losses to agriculture and fisheries due to Typhoon Lando have reached P8.451 billion in Regions I, II, III, IV-A and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
In a statement to the press, DA said a total of 369,199 hectares (has.) of production areas were affected, resulting in 511,691 metric tons (MT) of production losses.
“Most of the damages were in the rice sector with a total of 344,102 has. of rice lands affected, with production losses reaching 471,198 MT having an estimated value of P7.213 billion,” it said.
Meanwhile, damages to high value crops were placed at P780,273,408; fisheries at P276,818,517; and corn losses at P146,498,170.
Region III incurred most of the damages in rice, with 225,946 has. of rice lands affected and with production losses reaching 393,440 MT having an estimated value of P5.991 billion. (davaotoday.com)