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Philippines coconut plantations flattened

Coconut farmers in the eastern Philippines whose crops were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan fear the devastation could also have a long-lasting impact on their livelihoods.

Typhoon Haiyan killed thousands of people as it tore a path across the Philippines.

But coconut farmers in the eastern part of the country whose crops were destroyed fear the devastation could also have a long-lasting impact on their livelihoods.

The Philippines is one of the biggest producers of coconuts in the world with an estimated 3.5m coconut farmers across the country, according to the Department of Agriculture.

Tom Santorelli reports.

  • 26 Nov
  • From the section Asia