Major Vegetables and Root Crops Quarterly Bulletin, April - June 2018

April 2018 to June 2018

Mung Bean / Mongo

  • In the second quarter of 2018, production of mung bean was recorded at 24.18 thousand metric tons which was 3.3 percent higher than the 23.40 thousand metric tons level in the same quarter of 2017. The increment could be attributed to the following:
    • increased area planted in Central Luzon due to seeds distribution program of the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) through the Local Government Units (LGUs); and
    • more pods harvested in Ilocos Region due to use of high yielding varieties.
  • Ilocos Region, the highest producer, shared 9.35 thousand metric tons or 38.7 percent of the country’s total mung bean production this quarter. This was followed by Cagayan Valley with 27.5 percent share and Central Luzon, 23.9 percent.