Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, April-June 2018

April 2018 to June 2018

Coffee (dried berries)

• Coffee production in dried berries for this quarter was recorded at 6.48 thousand metric tons, 4.2 percent lower than last year’s output of 6.77 thousand metric tons.  Drop in production were attributed to the following:
 
  o cutting of old and less productive arabica trees in SOCCSKSARGEN and Northern Mindanao, and excelsa trees in Davao Region;
  o effect of berry borers, and pruning and rehabilitation of old less productive robusta trees under the Department of Agriculture’s Rehabilitation and Rejuvenation Program in SOCCSKSARGEN; and
  o effect of continuous rainfall during flowering stage of robusta bearing trees in the first quarter in Davao Region.
 
• The largest coffee-producing region was SOCCSKSARGEN with contribution of 35.1 percent.  This was followed by Davao Region and ARMM with contributions of 21.1 percent and 19.6 percent, respectively.                    
• Of the total national coffee production, robusta coffee variety was the most produced at 59 percent, followed by Arabica and Excelsa at 26.7 percent and 13.6 percent, respectively.  Liberica variety was recorded at only 0.7 percent.