The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) granted clearance for the conduct of the 2021 National Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization and Industrialization Plan (NAFMIP) Baseline Survey by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in cooperation with the Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI).
The survey aims to establish the baseline information on the following indicators:
a. Marketing cost and margins for agricultural priority commodities;
b. Engagement in agri-preneurship;
c. Expansion of farmers and fishers to other segments of value chain;
d. Degree of modernization in agriculture and fisheries; and
e. Sustainable Development Goal 2.4.1: Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture.
Aside from the above-mentioned indicators, the survey specifically aims:
a. To design data collection methodologies for all the indicators including setting definitions and developing data collection tools;
b. To collect, analyze, and present baseline data for all indicators; and
c. To recommend needed adjustments to the results framework.
Data items to be collected in the survey are as follows:
a. Socio-demographic characteristics of farmers and fisherfolks like sex, age, highest grade completed;
b. Information about agricultural holding such as land area, tenure status and labor workers;
c. Hunger experience of farmers and fisherfolks;
d. Farm value output per hectare;
e. Marketing cost and margins for agricultural priority commodities;
f. Engagement in agri-preneurship;
g. Expansion of farmers and fisherfolks to other value chain segments; and
h. Degree of modernization in agriculture and fisheries.
The survey will interview a total of 7,470 small farmers and fisherfolk in the Philippines except in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in April to May 2021. A total budget amounting to PhP 19.8 million will be utilized in the survey and the results are targeted to be released in July 2021.
This survey was reviewed and cleared for conduct under the Statistical Survey Review and Clearance System (SSRCS), a mechanism being implemented by the PSA by virtue of Rule 28 of Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 10625 to:
a. ensure sound design for data collection;
b. minimize the burden placed upon respondents;
c. effect economy in statistical data collection;
d. eliminate unnecessary duplication of statistical data collection efforts; and
e. achieve better coordination of government statistical activities.
In line with this, the PSA enjoins the selected farmers and fisherfolks to support the said survey.
For further information on the SSRCS, please contact the Statistical Standards Division (SSD) of the Standards Service (SS) with telephone numbers
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General