Major Vegetables and Root Crops Quarterly Bulletin, October-December 2017

October 2017 to December 2017


  • During the October-December 2017 period, production of tomato went down by 0.8 percent, from 28.34 thousand metric tons in 2016 to 28.13 thousand metric tons this year. The decline was attributed to the following:
    • decreased area planted in Northern Mindanao (Misamis Oriental) as some farmers were not able to plant due to high cost of production and in Central Visayas (Bohol) due to frequent rains during planting time; and
    • lesser and smaller fruits developed in Central Visayas (Negros Oriental) due to frequent rains.
  • Northern Mindanao, the biggest producer of tomato at 16.40 thousand metric tons, shared 58.3 percent to total output this quarter. This was followed by Ilocos Region with 8.7 percent and Zamboanga Peninsula with 6.4 percent.