Sub-regional Office for the Pacific Islands

Vanuatu: Early reports suggest vast majority of crops destroyed

FAO

Vanuatu, 21 Mar 2015 -- 20 March 2015, Rome -- Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock, and fisheries infrastructure, FAO said today. According to initial rapid assessments that the Vanuatu government led in four provinces, the banana crop throughout the country has been almost entirely destroyed, as havemost coconuts and all of the inland cabbage plants and leafy vegetables. Root crops, which are an [more...]


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