# Q4 2019 Farmgate Price Situationer of Selected Agricultural Commodities in BARMM

**1. Cereals**

The average farmgate price of Cereals decreased by Php0.94 per kilogram between the fourth quarters of 2018 and 2019.

• Farmgate prices of all Cereal commodities in the region, except for Green Corn (Maize, green), White, decreased during this period.

• On the other hand, Green Corn (Maize, green), White increased by PhP2.79/kg.

Table 1. Farmgate Price of Cereals in BARMM, by Commodity: Q4 2018 – Q4 2019 (in PhP/kg)

**2. Rootcrops**

Rootcrops in BARMM has an average farmgate price of PhP19.36 per kilogram during the fourth quarter of 2019. This is 0.27 percent higher than that of the fourth quarter of the previous year.

• Among the three Rootcrop commodities in the region, Sweet Potato recorded the highest farmgate price during this period. It costs PhP24.87 per kilogram during the fourth quarter of 2019. This is 10.89 percent higher than that of the previous year.

• Farmgate price of Gabi Cebu, for ginataan [Taro (cocoyam)] decreased by 9.86 percent, while Cassava, fresh tubers for food had no significant change during this period.

**3. Beans and Legumes**

The average farmgate price of Beans and Legumes in the region in the fourth quarter of 2019 is PhP40.30 per kilogram. This is 2.40 percent higher than the average farmgate price of these commodities in the fourth quarter of the previous year which is PhP39.35 per kilogram

• Among the three commodities of Beans and Legumes in BARMM during this period, Mongo [Mungbean] green, labo had the highest price. It costs PhP60.87 per kilogram, which is 4.54 percent or PhP2.65 higher than its farmgate price in the fourth quarter of the previous year.

• Farmgate price of Peanut with shell, dry also increased by 1.11 percent or by PhP0.41 per kilogram.

• On the other hand, farmgate price of Stringbeans decreased by 0.98 percent

**4. Condiments**

Condiments in BARMM has an average farmgate price of PhP226.70 per kilogram during the fourth quarter of 2019. This is 9.09 percent or PhP18.89 higher than its farmgate price in the fourth quarter of the previous year.

• Farmgate prices of Ginger Hawaiian and Pepper Bell, red and green decreased during this period by 1.09 percent and 8.87 percent, respectively. Pepper Black posted the highest farmgate price during this period. It costs at PhP545.00 per kilogram. This is higher by 13.71 percent or by PhP65.71 as compared with its previous price.

**5. Fruit Vegetables**

The average farmgate price per kilogram of Fruit Vegetables in BARMM increased by 3.51 percent or by PhP0.71 in the fourth quarter of 2019.

• Ampalaya [Bitter gourd] recorded the highest price per kilogram during the fourth quarter of 2019, that is PhP34.41 per kilogram. However, this price decreased by 4.97 percent or by PhP1.80 in this period, from the PhP36.21 per kilogram farmgate price in the fourth quarter of 2018.

• Tomato is sold at farmgate price of PhP28.89 per kilogram during the fourth quarter of 2019. This is 8.08 percent lower than its price in the previous year of the same quarter. Moreover, farmgate price of Eggplant native, round and Papaya. green also decreased by 3.86 percent and 10.94 percent, respectively.

• Farmgate prices of Eggplant long, purple; Squash; Cucumber; and Chayote increased between the fourth quarters of 2018 and 2019.

**6. Leafy Vegetables**

The average farmgate price per kilogram of Leafy Vegetables in BARMM decreased by 12.67 percent or PhP2.48 in the fourth quarter of 2019.

• Cabbage had the highest farmgate price per kilogram among the Leafy Vegetable commodities in BARMM. It is sold at PhP20.05 per kilogram in the fourth quarter of 2019, which is 5.05 percent higher or PhP0.96 more than its farmgate price in 2018.

• Farmgate price of Kangkong [Morning glory] also increased by 40.17 percent during this period, while that of the Pechay native decreased by 52.32 percent or by PhP13.73.

**7. Fruits**

Fruits in BARMM posted a 1.68 percent decrease in its average farmgate price during the fourth quarter of 2019. This is PhP0.33 less than its average farmgate price in the previous year of the same period.

• Papaya Solo recorded the highest farmgate price of PhP27.59 per kilogram in the fourth quarter of 2019, which is 25.28 percent lower than its farmgate price in the previous period.

• Farmgate prices of Mango, Other Variety; Papaya Hawaiian; Jackfruit, ripe; Banana Latundan, green; and Banana Saba, green decreased during this period.

• On the other hand, farmgate prices of Mango Carabao, green; Calamansi; Marang; Banana Lakatan, green; Banana Bungulan, green; Mango Indian, green; and Papaya native increased between the fourth quarters of 2018 and 2019.

**8. Commercial Crops**

The average farmgate price per kilogram of Commercial Crops in BARMM decreased by 0.15 percent or by PhP0.06 between the fourth quarters of 2018 and 2019

• There are three Coffee varieties in BARMM. These are Coffee Arabica, dry beans; Coffee Excelsa, dry beans; and Coffee Robusta, dry beans. Farmgate prices of Coffee Arabica, dry beans and Coffee Excelsa, dry beans decreased by 1.29 percent and 1.36 percent, respectively. On the other hand, Coffee Robusta, dry beans increased by 6.70 percent.

• Farmgate price of Abaca decreased by 1.00 percent or by PhP0.63 per kilogram.

• Rubber Cuplump is sold at PhP24.38 per kilogram during the fourth period of 2019. This is 10.32 percent higher or PhP2.28 more than its farmgate price in the previous year.

**9. Livestock and Poultry (Backyard)**

Farmgate prices of all Livestock and Poultry commodities in BARMM increased during the fourth quarter of 2019.

• Farmgate price per head of Chicken Fighting Cock increased by 54.39 percent between the fourth quarters of 2018 and 2019. That is PhP758.57 more than its farmgate price in the previous year.

• Chicken Native/Improved also posted a positive growth rate of 4.53 percent or additional PhP5.76 per head during this period.

• Duck for meat is sold at PhP228.94 per kilogram during the fourth quarter of 2019. This is 55.52 percent higher than its farmgate price in the previous year.

• Farmgate price of Goat for Slaughter increased by 27.27 percent or by PhP38.88 per kilogram.

• In the fourth quarter of 2019, Cattle for Slaughter is sold at PhP148.97 per kilogram, that is 7.60 percent higher than the previous period.

**TECHNICAL NOTES**

The Farm Prices Survey (FPS) is a nationwide household-based survey designed to generate estimates of farmgate or producers’ prices. It contains information on prices received by producers at the first point of sale.

The outputs of the Farm Prices Survey are used in the periodic valuation of the outputs produced by the agricultural sector. Similarly, these are inputs to the development of price indices to measure the purchasing power of growers of selected agricultural products. Maintenance of farmgate prices will likewise provide needed inputs a) to analyze trends and variations in prices; b) forecasting future supply, demand and prices of agricultural commodities; c) to assist policy makers in the formulation, implementation and administration of economic programs, and d) to guide farmers/raisers in their decision making relative to their agricultural activities geared towards improvement of their profitability.

The survey is conducted during the last 10 days of the month in all the provinces of the country covering days 1 to 30 of the reporting month. Each province has a basket of FPS commodities.

The following activities are undertaken to monitor and sustain quality of data collected for Farm Prices Survey (FPS):

- consistency check through review of entries relative to the provincial FPS basket and trading matrix; and
- non-sampling errors are monitored and minimized by reviewing PO forms/questionnaires.

**(Sgd) HJI. RAZULDEN A. MANGELEN, MPA, MDM**