Major Vegetables and Rootcrops Quarterly Bulletin, July-September 2017

July 2017 to September 2017

Cassava

  • The July-September 2017 production of cassava at 619.83 thousand metric tons was 1.9 percent higher than the same quarter of the previous year’s level of 608.07 thousand metric tons. 
  • The increase in output could be attributed to more areas planted in Isabela and Quirino due to continuous technical, financial and marketing assistance from San Miguel Corporation (SMC). Likewise, in Bukidnon due to increased demand for food, feeds and other industrial uses.
  • ARMM registered the highest production at 269.95 thousand metric tons sharing 43.6 percent to total cassava production this quarter. This was followed by Northern Mindanao and Cagayan Valley with 15.9 percent and 15.3 percent shares, respectively.