Has palay production in the Philippines increased over the years?
Yes. Palay Production in the Philippines has tripled from 5.32 million tons in 1970 to a peak of 16.82 million tons in 2008. However, a couple of strong typhoons caused a decline in palay production in 2010 to 15.77 million metric tons (MMT). In 2011, production rose to 16.68 MMT, a remarkable improvement over 2010 but still below the 2008 production level.
Has rice production increased?
From 1990 to 2010, production of milled rice has increased from 6.095 MMT to 10.315 MMT (based on 65% milling recovery).
What is the growth rate of palay and rice production?
Both paddy and milled rice production grew annually by 3.25%.
How much have irrigated and rainfed areas contributed in terms of palay production?
From 2000 to 2010, 73% or 314,115 MT of the production increase came from irrigated areas; 27% or 113,815 MT came from non-irrigated areas.
What percent of the production growth comes from irrigated areas?
73% of the production increase comes from irrigated area while the remaining 27% comes from rainfed lowland areas. These offset the decrease in production in rainfed upland area, which is declining by around 8000 tons per year since 2000.73% of the production increase comes from irrigated area while the remaining 27% comes from rainfed lowland areas. These offset the decrease in production in rainfed upland area, which is declining by around 8000 tons per year since 2000.
At what time of the year is the growth rate higher in terms of rice production?
In 2000-2010, the growth in production is higher during July-December which contributes 56% of the overall growth. The growth in production during January-June contributes the remaining 44%.
If there is no rice wastage, how much can the country save?
Every Filipino wastes 3.3 kg of rice a year which is 308,833 MT of national wastage a year. This is already 13% of rice imports in 2010. If wastage was totally avoided, we could have saved PhP 5.3B worth of imports.
Why do we import rice?
The Philippines’ area harvested to rice is very small compared with major rice producing countries in Asia. This is the major reason why we import rice. Although we say that we are an agricultural country, we do not have large land resource to produce our total rice requirement.
How many million hectares are devoted to rice production in the Philippines?
The Philippines have 4.35 million hectares devoted to rice production in 2010 while India has 44, China has 29.49, Indonesia has 12.31, Thailand has 10.25, and Vietnam has 7.41 M hectares. From 2003 to 2007, an average of 900 ha of total rice area harvested were converted annually.
What is the ratio of population to area harvested in 2009?
Our population is rising at an average rate of at least 2% per annum. In 2009, we feed 20 persons per hectare of area harvested to rice. In contrast, Thailand and Vietnam, which are the major rice exporters in the world only feed 6 and 12 persons per hectare of area harvested, respectively.
What is the land area distribution of different ecosystems in terms of palay production?
3.01 million hectares are irrigated; 1.35 million hectares are non-irrigated.
What is the growth rate of area harvested in the Philippines?
Overall, 81% of the increase in area harvested from 2000-2010 was due to expansion of irrigated areas while 19% on non-irrigated ecosystems.
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