Costa Rica News – The passage of Storm Nate, from October 4-6, 2017, had the greatest damage in the Central Pacific, with damages of ¢11,563 million, including total losses in some zones.
The total reported loss in the agricultural sector is ¢30,000 million, according to the final report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG).
The report was carried out with help from the Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Institute of Rural Development and the National Service of Groundwater, Irrigation and Drainage.
The count of losses from each region will serve as the basis to determine investments in infrastructure repair and assistance to producers that will be funded with support from the National Emergency Commission.
The products affected by floods and winds included cattle, fish, chickens, bees, rice, cane, coffee and dairy. 8,973 farms were affected. 67,500 animals and hives were lost.