Philippines farmers bring in first harvest since Typhoon Haiyan

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Tens of thousands of farmers in the Philippines are bringing in their first rice harvest just six months after one of the worst ever typhoons to hit the country destroyed their fields.

More than 6,000 people lost their lives, while some 600,000 hectares of farmland were destroyed when Typhoon Haiyan hit the country last November.

Millions of people lost their only source of income and many did not have enough food.

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) assisted tens of thousands of rice farmers to restore and replant their devastated fields in the wake of the disaster.

Sandra Ferrari asked Rajendra Aryal a Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Coordinator at FAO, based in Manila, about what happened in the aftermath of the typhoon.

Duration: 3'29"

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