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Agriculture industry in the Philippines - statistics & facts

Agriculture in the Philippines is one, if not the essential industry in the country. It consists of forestry, crop production, livestock farming, and aquaculture cultivation. Its output sustains the local demand and considered to be essential commodities within the country. Commercial crops assist both the agricultural export industry as well as the domestic demand and consumption. Growing crops for food consumption and fiber have been a lifelong activity in the Philippines. In the last few years, cultivating a million hectares of land has steadily increased. Perhaps what has been a common scenario recently is how locals are developing their backyard to raise their plants. These plants are vegetables and fruits to sustain their own demand ever since the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has started in the Philippines.

Livestock farming



Domesticating animals to produce meat and raising poultry for meat and eggs are basic undertakings in a livestock framework. Livestock farming in the Philippines is steadily growing since 2011. The heightened demand for meat, most notably for pork, led more slaughtered hogs yearly Its demand was attributed to the increasing consumption per capita of local consumers. Across the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines ranked fourth place in terms of the volume of pig production. The pig production is one of the main drivers of the meat industry together with chicken poultry. In addition to livestock farming, aquaculture is another industry within the Agricultural sector. The livelihood out of aquaculture fits the majority of the population since the Philippines is surrounded by water.

Land area



The Philippines' total land area is approximately 30 million hectares, where they are classified as alienable, disposable, forestland, established timberlands, national parks, established forest reserves, civil reservations, military and naval reservations, and fishponds. Environmental degradation, such as deforestation, to support the logging industry revealed that thousands of hectares of land areas covering the primary forest had been lost. Towards the start of the 20th century, expansion in the industrial sector had reduced forest lands. On areas where tree cover threshold substantial, it is noteworthy that the average loss per year of trees has risen over the years.

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Import volume of corn in 2018, by type

Land status in the Philippines in 2018, by type

Production value of aquaculture in 2018

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