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Typhoon Haiyan FAO Fact Finding Mission Iloilo and Capiz Province

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No significant price changes for the main food commodities have been reported by the
Department of Agriculture (DA), which is monitoring the markets. The governmental
regional rice stocks are for five days (as at 15November).
The first rice season was from April to June, through the Kabsaka system, and is almost
exclusively rainfed. Almost 80 percent of the first season’s production was already
harvested before Typhoon Haiyan entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility; some of
the areas that had not yet been harvested experienced losses due to the strong winds
(see Photo 1).
In the second season, rice planting is from
late
October
to
late
November/early
December. Planting is mainly done through
broadcasting. The rice cultivation area
includes Iloilo and Capiz, with 311 000 ha
rainfed and 179 000 ha irrigated.
More and more farmers have started to also
cultivate maize during the first season,
either white varieties (mainly used for
human consumption) or yellow varieties
(used as a cash crop for animal feed).

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Assessment Date(s): 
16 Nov 2013 to 17 Nov 2013
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Status: 
Field work completed
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Collection Method(s): 
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Location(s): 
Capiz
Iloilo
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Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013