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New Caledonia's farmer get cyclone assistance

Staff Writer |
The New Caledonian government has reimbursed hundreds of farmers for losses caused by Cyclone Cook in April.

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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.

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