Thats a interesting article --as I have been in contact with a particular grower--and though some damage and still without electricity----thought they got off pretty easy.
Perhaps 20 % IS pretty easy in the face of what could of been.
90% of the banana crop was destroyed as well
I did read that most of the banana crop was destroyed, such a shame. Such a shame about the coffee crop as well. Thank you for the updates. I hope it does not affect the workers and their families too much!
Was it the bannanas on the trees or were the trees destroyed ( toppled or broken ??)
Now that would be a hard thing to recover from.
Here is the article on the bananas:
The losses in the banana crop impact much more on ordinary Jamaicans than the BM coffee losses; food prices were already high. Tourists and BMC drinkers abroad are going to see changes, and of course Ja loses yet more income from coffee.
Note: 'were the trees destroyed ' ? - bananas don't grow on trees, the banana plant is the largest herb. The life cycle is much shorter than tress and the soft stem is sometimes chopped up and used to feed cattle. Answer to the question, yes plants are flattened, they are not as stable as trees, and many trees or branches are down.
Pineapple, yam and peanuts survive storms better, growing in or close to the ground.
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