Monday, May 24, 2021
Quezon Province is the Top Palay Producer in CALABARZON for the Fourth Quarter of 2020]
Quezon was the top palay producing province in CALABARZON in the fourth quarter of 2020. It produced 67,047 metric tons of palay comprising 51.7 percent of the total regional output of
129,644 metric tons. Laguna was the second top palay producer in the region with 24.8 percent share (32,173 MT) followed by Batangas with 13.6 percent share (17,654 MT). Cavite and Rizal
shared 6.0% (7,811 MT) and 3.8% (4,959 MT), respectively.
Palay production of the province during the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 48.2 percent compared to the same quarter in 2019 (45,253 metric tons). By ecosystem, palay production in irrigated farms was 46,373 metric tons. This figure was 17.9 percent higher compared with the 39,335 metric tons produced in the same quarter of 2019. Likewise, production in rainfed areas abruptly increased by 253.2 percent from 5,806 metric tons recorded in the fourth quarter of 2019 to 20,507 metric tons in the same period of 2020. Production in upland farms also went up by 49.1 percent from 112 metric tons posted in the last quarter of 2019 to 167 metric tons produced in the same cropping season of 2020.
The total harvest area for palay was estimated at 18,334 hectares. It increased by 45.0 percent from 12,643 hectares in the fourth quarter of 2019.
In irrigated palay farms, harvest area increased by 12.2 percent from 10,462 hectares in the fourth quarter of 2019 to 11,735 hectares in the same period of 2020. Harvest area for rainfed palay farms dramatically increased by 211.1 percent from 2,084 hectares to 6,484 hectares for the same reference period being compared. Moreover, upland farms increased by 18.6 percent from 97 hectares to 115 hectares during the reference quarter.