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Hurricane Sandy has left fields in the south of Haiti under water, causing crop losses of up to 40%. This follows damage from a drought and the effects of Hurricane Isaac earlier this year.

Meanwhile, 9000 miles away in Andhra Pradesh, India, rice farmers are also suffering with their crops waist-deep in floodwater following several days of rain from Cyclone Nilam.

There are now serious worries in both countries of food shortages and waterborne diseases.

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Further news reports:

Haiti – http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/hurricane-sandy-exposes-haitis-agriculture-and-environment-woes

India – http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/heavy-rain-damages-crop-on-80000-acres-in-srikakulam-dt/article4066461.ece

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