Report and Disseminate the Information Regarding
the Serious Disaster
Flooding and Landslide in West Nusa Tenggara Indonesia
Source: ASEAN Disaster Monitoring & Response System (DMRS); Pacific Disaster Center (PDC Global); Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure (BNPB); Center for Agricultural Data and Information System, Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia
Flooding and Landslide in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Flooding and landslide in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia occurred on December 5th-6th, 2021. The affected areas that were damaged in West Lombok districts are Batu Layar sub-district (3 villages), Gunung Sari sub-district (11 villages), and Lingsar sub-district (1 village). Besides, the areas that were damaged in Bima City are Mpunda sub-district (2 villages), Raba sub-district (3 villages), Asakota sub-district (3 villages), and East Rasanae sub-district (1 village).
The total of 103 hectares of paddy area and 4 hectares of maize area were affected by flooding and landslide. The government of Indonesia which cooperated with army, agencies, and volunteers have evacuated the victims and distributed logistics and basic needs such as food, clothes and medicine for refugees, and at the same time for maintaining food price stability. Moreover, the government will provide assistance to help farmers, such as seeds or other production inputs. Unfortunately, there has been no assistance or help from other countries’ governments until now.
West Lombok District is one of the rice-producers in West Nusa Tenggara province, including the top 5rice production centers of East Java. In fact, the damage in West Lombok and Bima city is not too significant compared to the total area of rice planted. However, there is still a negative impact of reducing rice production during the growing season.
In conclusion, the other factors that are predicted to cause a decrease in food crop production due to the destruction of plantation areas in Indonesia are flooding at the end of the year caused by high rainfall, the eruption of Mount Semeru, and the earthquake in East Nusa Tenggara.
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According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the areas most affected by Typhoon Odette were Northeastern Mindanao, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Palawan. Officials in the provinces of Cebu, Guimaras and Bohol-municipality of Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, along with 12 cities and municipalities in Caraga region also declared a state of calamity. Moreover, the damaged area covers in the regions of Calabarzon, Bicol, Western Visayas, central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Soccsksargen, Davao, and Caraga. These include Mimaropa (Region 4B), Western Visayas (Region 6), Central Visayas (Region 7), Eastern Visayas (Region 8), Northern Mindanao (Region 10), Davao (Region 11), Caraga (Region 13), and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). In result, the storm destroyed various government facilities, flood control projects, roads, bridges and other infrastructures which amounted to PHP 225,170,000 as well as various agricultural products worth PHP 118,284,774.
On 21 December 2021, AFSIS Secretariat, together with the Center for Agricultural Statistic (CAS) Department of Planning and Finance (DOPF), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) of Lao PDR had jointly conducted the Wrap-up meeting as a part of Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture or the SAS-PSA project in Lao PDR. The meeting was held via an online platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Mount Semeru in East Java province erupted on December 4th, 2021. The affected areas are located in 2 districts in East Java province namely, Lumajang and Malang. The areas that were damaged are located in 2 sub-districts in Lumajang, while 1 sub-district in Malang (Jabung sub-district) was only exposed to volcanic ash with no other damages. Moreover, quite severe damages had occurred in Pronojiwo sub-district (villages: Supiturang, Oro-Oro Ombo, Sumberurip) and Candipuro sub-district (villages: Sumberwuluh and Sumbermujur). These 2 sub-districts are in Lumajang district which is one of the rice-producers in East Java province, including the top 10 rice production centers of East Java.
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