Wednesday, December 27, 2017

PH Non-Rice Agri Products Increase in Yield

Philippine vegetable and root crops yield posted increases in production this year. Leading the production is Eastern Visayas that accounted for 40% of the last quarter harvest of vegetables and root crops.

The increased yields were registered as mongo, peanuts, cabbage, eggplant, tomato, cassava and sweet potato.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), cassava production increased by two percent for the last quarter of the year. 

This was due to the sustained demand for food, feeds and industrial use being experienced all over the country. 

With regards to tomato production, it also posted an increase in production of 2%. This was due to high yielding varieties and sustained demand.

The Cagayan Valley Region posted the highest production for mongo with the Davao Region and Cagayan de Oro posting increased yields as well.

The confluence of high yielding varieties and ideal weather conditions contributed considerably to the posting of increased yields.

This is in consonance with the Department of Agriculture's (DA's) efforts in providing the means for national food security and affordable food prices for all as per President Duterte's policy.

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