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Typhoon Bopha hits Philippine banana crop

13 December 2012 Last updated at 04:46 GMT

Typhoon Bopha has destroyed vast swathes of banana crop in the Philippines, threatening a vital source of income for what is the world's third-largest exporter of the fruit.

The Philippines banana growing associations estimate that $300m (£186m) worth of the crop has been lost.

Farmers in particular are worried about their livelihoods.

The BBC's Kate McGeown reports.