Typhoon Haiyan devastates affected agriculture areas of Philippines
©FAO/Noel Celis
12 November 2013, Rome – Among the devastation unveiling itself in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan this week in the Philippines, more information is coming in about the status of the agriculture sector in affected areas. Entire fishing communities and recently harvested farmland have been ravaged by the storm, wiping out large amounts of food sources.

Mr. Dominique Burgeon is the Director of FAO’s Emergency and Rehabilitation Division. In the following interview, he elaborates on the damage to the agriculture, fisheries and livestock sectors of the Philippines, as well as plans for FAO’s immediate and long term response.
3min. 35sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Climate change, Emergencies/Crises, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity
Produced by: Sandra Ferrari
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