Agriculture in the Philippines employs 27.7% of the Filipino workforce as of 2017, according to the World Bank


The Philippines is the 8th largest rice producer in the world, accounting for 2.8% of global rice production.[2] The Philippines was also the world's largest rice importer in 2010.[3] In 2010, nearly 15.7 million metric tons of palay (pre-husked rice) were produced.[4] In 2010, palay accounted for 21.86% percent of gross value added in agriculture and 2.37% of GNP.[5] Self-sufficiency in rice reached 88.93% in 2015.[6] Rice production in the Philippines has grown significantly since the 1950s. Improved varieties of rice developed during the Green Revolution, including at the International Rice Research Institute based in the Philippines have improved crop yields. Crop yields have also improved due to increased use of fertilisers. Average productivity increased from 1.23 metric tons per hectare in 1961 to 3.59 metric tons per hectare in 2009.[2] Harvest Yields have increased significantly by using foliar fertilizer (Rc 62 -> 27% increase, Rc 80 -> 40% increase, Rc 64 -> 86% increase) based on PhilRice National Averages. The table below shows some of the agricultural products of the country per region.[7]


There are at least 19 provinces and 11 regions that produce sugarcane in the Philippines. A range from 360,000 to 390,000 hectares are devoted to sugarcane production. The largest sugarcane areas are found in the Negros Island Region, which accounts for 51% of sugarcane areas planted. This is followed by Mindanao which accounts for 20%; Luzon by 17%; Panay by 07%; and Eastern Visayas by 04%.[8][8] It is estimated that as of 2012, the industry provides direct employment to 700,000 sugarcane workers spread across 19 sugar producing provinces.[9] Sugar growing in the Philippines pre-dates colonial Spanish contact.[10] Sugar became the most important agricultural export of the Philippines between the late eighteenth century and the mid-1970s.[10] During the 1950s and 60s, more than 20 percent income of Philippine exports came from the sugar industry.[10] Between 1913 and 1974, the Philippines sugar industry enjoyed favoured terms of trade with the US, with special access to the protected and subsidized the American sugar market.

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