Q2 2019 Palay Production in ARMM

September 26, 2019Special Release Ref No.: SR-ARMM-19-033

Palay production in ARMM increased by 23.66 percent in Q2 2019

The total palay production in ARMM increased by 23.66 percent in the second quarter of 2019 to 102,118.54 metric tons (MT) from the 82,582.00 MT production in during the same period in the previous year. More than half or 64.12 percent of palay in the region during this period was produced in Maguindanao, while 35.77 percent was produced in Lanao del Sur (Figure 1). The remaining less than one percent was produced by Basilan, while there is no production recorded in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi during the said period. Palay production in the producing provinces of ARMM also increased, except in Basilan which recorded 85.99 percent decrease in the second quarter of 2019 (Figure 2).

Figure 1. Percent Distribution of Palay Production in ARMM, by Province: 2019 
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Figure 2. Volume of Palay Production in ARMM, by Province: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in Metric Tons) 
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

Most of palay in ARMM was produced in rainfed farms

About 68.45 percent of the total palay production in ARMM in Q2 2019 was produced in rainfed farms, while the remaining 31.55 percent was from irrigated farms (Figure 3). Production in rainfed farms increased by 36.31 percent; while production of irrigated palay also increased by 2.93 percent.

Figure 3. Percent Distribution of Palay Production in ARMM, by Farmtype: Q2 2019 (in Metric Tons) 
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

Irrigated palay in Basilan and Maguindanao decreased by 86.15 percent and 2.76 percent, respectively (Figure 4). On the other hand, production in Lanao del Sur increased by 15.36 percent; while there is no production recorded in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

Figure 4. Volume of Irrigated Palay Production in ARMM, by Province: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in Metric Tons) 
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

Production of rainfed palay in Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao increased by 30.64 percent and 39.09 percent, respectively; while production in Basilan decreased by 82.50 percent (Figure 5). Moreover, there was no production recorded in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi during the period.

Figure 5. Volume of Rainfed Palay Production in ARMM, by Province: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in Metric Tons) 
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority
 

TECHNICAL NOTES

Palay and Corn Production Survey

Palay Production Survey and Corn Production Survey (PPS and CPS) are some of the major agricultural surveys conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). These generate estimates and forecasts on palay and corn production, area and yield and other production-related data that serve as inputs for policy making and programs on palay/rice.

Definition of Terms:

Palay Household – the sample household operates an agricultural land, whole or part of which is palay area within the nine-month period, or the land is temporarily in-fallow but the respondent declares that it is devoted to palay production. Specifically, any of the following conditions must be satisfied:

a. Household harvested palay during the reference quarter;
b. Household has standing palay crop in the farm;
c. Household intends to plant within the succeeding quarter; and
d. The land is temporarily in-fallow but the respondent declares that it is devoted to palay production.

Non-Palay Household – household operates an agricultural land which is not intended for/devoted to palay production, i.e., zero palay production, no standing palay crop and planting intention.

Corn Household – the sample household operates an agricultural land, whole or part of which is corn area within the nine-month period, or the land is temporarily in-fallow but the respondent declares that it is devoted to palay production. Specifically, any of the following conditions must be satisfied:

a. Household harvested corn during the reference quarter;
b. Household has standing corn crop in the farm;
c. Household intends to plant within the succeeding quarter; and
d. The land is temporarily in-fallow but the respondent declares that it is devoted to corn production.

Non-Corn Household – household operates an agricultural land which is not intended for/devoted to corn production, i.e., zero corn production, no standing corn crop and planting intention.

Technical Notes:

Production refers to the quantity produced and actually harvested for a particular crop during the reference period. For palay and corn, harvest area refers to the actual area harvested/to be harvested during the reference quarter. Estimates and forecasts of production and harvest area of palay and corn are generated from the Quarterly Palay and Corn Production Survey (PCPS) of which there are four survey rounds in a year that is January, April, July and October. The following are the data taken from these surveys:

a. Production estimates of the previous quarter for each survey round;
b. Forecast one quarter ahead based on the standing crop; and
c. Forecast two quarters ahead based on planning intentions.

 

(Sgd) HJI. RAZULDEN A. MANGELEN, MPA, MDM
(Chief Statistical Specialist)
Officer-in-Charge
RSSO-ARMM