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Rapid Damage Assessment to the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector


The Rapid Damage Assessment to the Agriculture and Fisheries Sectors Report, post-Cyclone Ian in Tonga, was prepared in response to a request from the Ministry of Agriculture & Food, Forests and Fisheries (MAFFF) Government of Tonga (GoT) for FAO Technical assistance to provide a quantitative assessment of the extent and cost of the damage to the agriculture and fisheries sectors.

Key findings: 

The total damages and losses million to the agriculture and fisheries sectors in the four directly affected districts of Ha’apai is estimated to be about T$38.5. Damages are estimated at T$33 million and estimated losses at T$5.4 million

The estimated cost of the immediate recovery for the agriculture and fisheries sectors, as assessed by this report, is T$4.1 million

Damage to the fisheries sector totals T$1.14 million. A total of 206 households in the affected area were primarily fishing households. Damage was sustained to fishing boats, outboard motors and, more severely, to an estimated 100% of all fishing gear, including nets, diving equipment, lines and other equipment.

Damages to MAFFF assets, including office buildings and furniture, nurseries, boat workshop and other equipment is, T$2.11 million.

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Assessment Questionnaire: 
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Assessment Data: 
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Assessment Date(s): 
17 Jan 2014 to 25 Jan 2014
Report completed
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Collection Method(s): 
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Government of the Kingdom of Tonga
Participating Organization(s): 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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