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Natural disasters cause $80 billion in agriculture damage in decade

Posted On: Nov. 27, 2015 12:00 AM CST

A report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization found that natural disasters in developing nations caused $80 billion worth of damage to agriculture during 2003-2013, reports Al Jazeera.

"These production losses correspond to 333 million tons of cereals, pulses, meat, milk and other commodities," the report said. Disasters caused $48 billion worth of losses in in absolute terms Asia. The Philippines suffered agricultural damage worth $3.8 billion from 75 disasters during the period.

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