DA: Central Luzon contributed 3.63M MT of rice in 2017 national production
Central Luzon has shared 3.63 million metric tons (MT) of rice or about 19 percent of the total nationl rice production last year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
DA Central Luzon Regional Executive Director Roy M. Abaya, citing the statistics, said that for 2017, a total of 19.28 million MT of palay were produced compared to the 17.63 million MT in 2016 or 9.63 percent increase.
He also said that the Central Luzon’s average yield of 5.04 MT per hectare was higher compared to the national average of 4 MT per hectare.
Abaya cited the Region 3 performance during the celebration of the 409th founding anniversary of Casiguran in Aurora.
He challenged Aurora to participate in the Rice Achievers Awards list to which the provinces of Bulacan and Nueva Ecija were recently recognized, while the provinces of Bataan, Tarlac and Pampanga were given special citations.
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