CROPS PRODUCTION IN PAMPANGA 2020-2021
Crops production in Pampanga was decreased by 12.11% from 136,099 metric tons in 2019 to 119,619 metric tons in 2020.
Looking at Figure 2, The production of fruits and vegetables slightly increased by 284 metric tons and 1,342 metric tons respectively, wherein the decrease of 20,377 metric tons in Non-Food and Industrial Crops (NFIC) brought down the crops production of Pampanga in the year 2020.
Fruit production increased from 12,322 metric tons in 2019 to 12,606 metric tons in 2020 as per Figure 2. The increase was due to the Major Fruit Crops that increased by 269 metric tons, from 2019 production of 9,146 metric tons to 9,416 metric tons in 2020, as illustrated in Figure 3.
Mango was the top contributor to the increase in the province’s major fruit crops production as illustrated in Figure 4, from 5,406 metric tons in 2019 to 5,565 metric tons in 2020.
VEGETABLES AND ROOT CROPS
Vegetable and Root Crops production reached 38,060 metric tons in 2020, an increase of 3.65% from the production of 36,718 metric tons last 2019, as per Figure 2. The growth of both Major and Priority vegetable and root crops from 20,368 metric tons in 2019 to 21,066 metric tons in 2020 and from 14,853 metric tons in 2019 to 15,455 metric tons in 2020 respectively, made the vegetable and root crops production increase for the year 2020.
As illustrated on Figure 6, Cassava production is the top contributor to the increase of major vegetable and root crops production, from a production of 11,105 metric tons in 2019 to 11,552 metric tons in 2020.
NFIC (NON-FOOD AND INDUSTRIAL CROPS)
Looking at Figure 2, Non-food and Industrial Crops production was decreased by 20.80%, from the production of 87,059 metric tons in 2019 to 68,953 metric tons in 2020. A decrease in Major Production of NFIC was the cause of the drop from 86,972 metric tons in 2019 to 68,766 metric tons in 2020.
Sugarcane specifically used for Centrifugal Sugar decreased from 86,650 metric tons in 2019 to 68,550 metric tons in 2020. A production drop of 18,100 metric tons occurred for the year 2020. That is a decrease of 20.8% in the production of sugarcane in the province of Pampanga.
The Crops Production Survey (CrPS) is a quarterly survey which aims to generate basic production statistics for crops other than palay and corn at the national and sub-national levels. Twenty major crops under the Other Crops sub-sector are highlighted in the Value of Production in Philippine Agriculture and Fisheries.
The CrPS covers more than 280 crops sub-classified under three commodity groupings, namely: (1) Non-Food and Industrial Crops, (2) Fruit Crops, and (3) Vegetables and Root Crops.