Major Vegetables and Root Crops Quarterly Bulletin, October-December 2017

October 2017 to December 2017

Sweet Potato

  • The October-December 2017 production of sweet potato improved by 1.7 percent, from 127.85 thousand metric tons in the same quarter of 2016 to 129.99 thousand metric tons this year.
  • The increment in output could be traced to additional area planted in Caraga (Agusan del Sur) due to adequate rainfall during planting time and in MIMAROPA (Occidental Mindoro) due to availability of planting materials from DA-RFO.
  • Central Visayas, the highest producer of sweet potato at 16.61 thousand metric tons accounted for 12.8 percent of the country’s total production this quarter. Eastern Visayas ranked second with 12.6 percent and Zamboanga Peninsula with 11.3 percent.