New Caledonia's farmer get cyclone assistance
It has released $3.5 million to an insurance scheme which assisted more than 600 growers in the central part of the main island after it was hit by the category 3 storm.
The cyclone wiped out entire crops and wrecked irrigation systems.
Days after the cyclone, the president Philippe Germain released $1,000,000, which meant that 23 communities each received about $4500 for urgent repairs.
In February, New Caledonia's agriculture sector had already been badly affected by unusually heavy rain. ■