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Commodity Production in Sagada

Written By (sagada genuine guides association inc). on Monday, July 27, 2009 | 10:30 PM

Production of major commodities, as well as areas devoted for plant production in Sagada, has decreased from 1993 to 2003. In 1993, there were 7,130 metric tons of commodities produced.

This figure rather increased in 1997 with a total production of 7,930 metric tons. However, a drastic decline to only 2,268 metric tons production took place in 2003. The Socio-Economic Profile of Mt. Province in 2004 attributes the decline to the following reasons:

a: there was a scarcity of water source for irrigation

b. sudden onslaught of typhoons contributed to the destruction of upright crops.

c. the presence of pests and diseases is also one factor in the decline of production

d. a gradual decrease of area (i.e., for root crops) is due to the shifting of cultivation from one crop to the other. The increasing population and households in the community cause the conversion of some camotal areas to residential use.
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