Typhoon Hagupit Devastation in The Philippines. 12/09/2014 © Jimmy Domingo / Greenpeace

Credit: Jimmy Domingo/Greenpeace

Communities were hardest hit in Dolores, where Hagupit (local name ‘Ruby’) first made landfall on 6 December and ripped through the region leaving a trail of damaged homes and devastated fields.

Local authorities there say that none of the region’s farmland escaped the storm’s ferocious onslaught, with rice and corn crops being the most severely affected. For the country as a whole, the damage to agriculture is estimated at PHP1.9 billion (US$42.5 million).

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