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A Statement on the Effects of Typhoon Lando

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KaTrining is a farmer from the province of Cagayan, and a member of the farmer’s group KABAPA. She is a small producer tilling 2 hectares of land in Cabanatuan. Primarily planting rice, she is among those who fell victim to Typhoon Lando’s wrath. A mixture of shock, disbelief, and gloom took a hold of her as she came to her fields to inspect her crops in the morning following the storm. The irrigation canals gave way during the height of the storm and the water proceeded to drown most of her crops. She says that she would be lucky if should could to save as much as a third of her harvest. With all her losses, it would be highly unlikely that she could break even this planting season. [Read more]


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