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19 November 2013
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The Philippines: Strong Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) severely affected the agriculture sector in the central Regions of the country
 
 Overall damage to agriculture high

 Earlier expectations for increased rice production in 2013 stifled by the typhoons

 Significant paddy losses at sub-national level

 Rice imports forecast to increase in 2014

 Fisheries sector also severely affected by Haiyan

 FAO to provide assistance for agriculture rehabilitation





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