Coconut

Coconut is predominantly planted in the region. It occupies 453,501 hectares of the total cultivated area of the region. About 292,671 farmers are dependent on coconut. The coconut industry contributes 33.4 percent of the regional Growth Domestic Product (GDP).

 

 

 

 

 Rice

Grain crops rank second among the agricultural crops. For 2014, the area harvested to rice is 329,573 hectares. Production of this crop was recorded at 1,258,147 metric tons.  For the same year, the region obtained an average yield of 3.82 metric tons per hectare. The province of Camarines Sur has the highest volume of production with 583,797 MT. followed by Albay with 225,700 MT. Masbate ranks third with 180,173 MT; Sorsogon 137,241 MT, Camarines Norte 95,784 MT and Catanduanes 35,452 MT.

 Corn

The region’s total area planted to both yellow and white corn for 2012 totalled 108, 243 hectares. Yellow corn produced was recorded at 146,682 metric tons while white corn recorded a total of 50,292 metric tons or a total of 197,116 metric tons. The province of Masbate is the leading producer of corn in the region followed by Camarines Sur.

 

Abaca


The region’s total area planted to abaca   totalled 51,883 hectares. The province of Catanduanes is still the leading producer of abaca in the region with an area of 32, 925 hectares.

 

 

 

 Key Interventions:

Plantation development of Pili with the Pili Development Program to ensure supply reliability which at the same time part of reforestation project;
Continuous research and innovations on Pili by-products to attain quality goods aside from candies and pastries (e.g., pili nut oil, pili kernel oil)

 

Pili

Pili on the otherhand, is the region’s flagship commodity under the high value commercial crops. The region is the largest producer of pili in the country with an estimated share of 82% domestic production. It has an existing area of 1,763 hectares with 139,068 bearing trees. The volume of production for 2009 was recorded at 4,930.59 metric tons. There are seven NSIC accredited varieties of pili namely: Magnaye, Orolfo, Laysa, Magayon, Lanuza, Mayon #1, and Mayon #2 varieties. Likewise 74 promising cultivars/selections were identified and planted at the DA’s station scion grove.

 

 

 

 Pineapple

Pineapple is another crop Bicol could be proud of. The queen variety of pineapple noted for its sweet , juicy and crispy taste is grown abundantly in the province of Camarines Norte. For 2009, about 3,115 hectares were planted to pineapple with a total production of 109,967 metric tons.

Key Interventions:
Production support to pineapple producers as well as provision of postharvest facilities and marketing agreements to sustain quality production of Queen Formosa Pineapple turned into food and fiber products 

 Key Interventions:

Production support to lowland vegetables such as provision of inputs, equipment and facilities like nurseries, greenhouses and rain shelters to ensure quality and enough supply of vegetables 

Other high value commercial crops produced include: banana with 5,676 hectares planted with recorded yield 73,512.08 metric tons; mango, 409.56 ,and coffee 334.57 metric tons. For vegetables eggplant produced recorded at 6,833 MT, squash 32,957 MT, tomato 3,542MT, ampalaya 2,945 MT, sitao 11,034 MT, gourd 3,309.01MT, pechay 13,752 MT and okra 1,776.60 MT.

 

 

 

PROVINCE

Rice

Corn

Coconut

Abaca

Fruits

Vegetables

Rootcrops

Pili Nut

TOTAL

ALBAY

55,494

23,035

40,200

5,892

1,099

1,457

7,650

330

103,774

CAM. NORTE

23,521

1,056

85,380

1,019

7,817

239

911

64

107,630

CAM. SUR

156,312

38,429

119,045

5,397

9,988

1,444

25,326

110

273,346

CATANDUANES

10,924

296

14,735

32,925

429

73

1,774

11

56,143

MASBATE

51,807

50,010

95,629

0

2,483

530

1,857

2

168,352

SORSOGON

36,217

88

97,692

6,650

2,944

185

4,915

1,246

130,899

BICOL

334,275

112,914

452,681

51,883

24,760

3,928

42,433

1,763

840,144