Pam caused Vt2 billion loss from kava

A graph showing the comparison in percentage of losses between categories in the Crop sub-sector clearly showing kava the highest with 61% of losses suffered.(Graph courtesy of the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster - Cyclone Pam)

The total loss to the Vanuatu economy from kava damaged by tropical Cyclone Pam has been put at Vt2.3 billion.

This is 61% of the total loss from damages to the Crop sub-sector of the Agriculture Sector, which includes kava, has been put at Vt4.174 billion, according to the Vanuatu Food Security & Agriculture Cluster CYCLONE PAM Medium and Long Term Recovery and Rehabilitation Strategy 2015 -2017 Report.

Jonas Cullwick, a former General Manager of VBTC is now a Senior Journalist with the Daily Post. Contact: jonas@dailypost.vu. Cell # 678 5460922

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