The cost of damage to agriculture in Bohol due to the heavy rains that hit the province last week reached P330,285, based on initial data from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA).
According to OPA, the damage assessment reports of the rains which started on Monday last week came from only five Bohol towns.
The municipalities included were Clarin, Balilihan, Batuan, Maribojoc and Danao, said OPA officer-in-charge Larry Pamugas.
Pamugas noted that they are still awaiting data from other towns including Alicia which was placed under a state of calamity last week.
Based on the OPA data, Clarin incurred losses from two farmers of a 71-hectare banana plantation while in Balilihan, damages worth P30,000 were recorded from a 1-hectare rice field.
In Batuan, P118,285 worth of damages were recorded from 19.7 hectares of rice fields of 180 farmers.
The data also indicated that the towns of Danao and Maribojoc had a total damage cost of P204,000.
Two hectares of rice fields and .75 hectare of eggplant, bell pepper and tomato farms were damaged in Maribojoc and Danao, respectively. (Rey Tutas)