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Fallen coconut trees hamper recovery in typhoon-hit central Philippines

By Thin Lei Win | Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:07 PM
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TACLOBAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated central Philippines, land ownership regulations and a lack of equipment are hampering the clearance of millions of fallen coconut trees before they rot and become insect-infested.

The fallen trees cover swathes of land in the areas hit by Haiyan, undermining efforts to restore the livelihoods of some one million farmers, ...

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