COFFEE production in Davao Region decreased by 2.14 percent to 11,429.78 metric tons (MT) in 2016 from 11,680.62 MT in 2015.
Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) revealed that 67 percent of the coffee produced in the region in 2016 is Robusta variety at 7,678.74 MT. However, this was a decrease of 1.5 percent from 7,795.70 MT in 2015.
Davao del Sur has the highest Coffee Robusta yield at 2,849.12 MT. It was then followed by Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, and Davao del Norte at 1,226.57 MT, 1,111.54 MT, and 650.74 MT, respectively.
A total of 2,247.42 MT Coffee Arabica was produced in the region for 2016; a slight decrease of 3.56 percent the 2,330.35 MT produced in 2015.
Davao del Sur still has the highest Coffee Arabica produced at 1,374.52 MT.
Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, and Davao Oriental produced 358.33 MT, 82.20 MT, and 71.67 MT, respectively.
Coffee Excelsa produced by Davao Region reached up to 1,426.87 MT, with most of it, or 765.07 MT, still coming from Davao del Sur. A total of 184.39 MT was produced by Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental at 107.28 MT, and Compostela Valley with 91.27 MT.
Only two provinces were recorded to have Coffee Liberica produce–Davao Oriental with 57.92 MT and Davao del Sur with 18.83 MT.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on July 17, 2017.
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