Major Vegetables and Root Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January - March 2018

January 2018 to March 2018

Mung Bean / Mongo

  • In January to March 2018, production of mung bean reached 7.93 thousand metric tons which was 7.7 percent higher than the 7.37 thousand metric tons level in the same quarter of 2017.
  • The growth in production could be attributed to increased area planted in Central Luzon (Tarlac) due to seeds distribution program of the Department of Agriculture through the Local Government Units (DA-LGUs). Also, the improvement of production this year could be due to the utilization of rainfed palay areas in Western Visayas (Antique).
  • Ilocos Region, the biggest producer, contributed 3.03 thousand metric tons, or 38.2 percent of the country’s total mung bean production this quarter. The other major producers were Western Visayas with 20.4 percent share and Central Luzon, 15.4 percent.