Freezing weather, snow and frost have damaged 670,000 hectares of crops in Southwest China’s Yunnan province. Unseasonal cold damages flower harvest, causing prices to spike. The southwestern plateau region grows at least 70 percent of the flowers sold at Chinese marketplaces…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2013 & China Daily Dec 2013

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  • The cold and frost damaged crops of coffee, rubber, as well as 9,330 hectares of flowers (e.g. roses and other varieties) and killed 21,400 head of livestock

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