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Philippine Statistics Authority Conducts Key Surveys on Palay and Corn

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Philippine Statistics Authority Conducts Key Surveys
on Palay and Corn

(PR-201503-PP1-01, Posted 26 March 2015)

 


To provide vital information on the country’s major crops, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) conducts surveys on palay and corn to allow and guide policy and decision makers and farmers make appropriate interventions and decisions relative to production, current stock, prices, supply, and demand of rice and corn. These surveys include the following:

  1. Palay and Corn Production Survey

    (PSA Approval Numbers: PSA-1514 (for Corn) and PSA-1515 (for Palay), expires on March 31, 2016)

    Conducted quarterly, the Palay and Corn Production Survey (PCPS) generates estimates and forecasts on palay and corn areas, production, and yield, which serve as inputs in developing policies and programs for the said crops.

    The 2015 PCPS will be done in the month succeeding each reference quarter and will be distributed to 12,594 palay and 8,401 corn-farming households nationwide. The survey on palay costs PhP7.2 million, and PhP 4.8 million for corn. The budget covers costs on personal services, travel, purchase of supplies, printing, and field operations, among others. The total budget for the conduct of the PCPS cost PhP 12.0 million or PhP 572 per respondent.

    Results of the survey are released 40 days after the reference quarter.

  2. 2015 Monthly Palay and Corn Situation Reporting System

    (PSA Approval Number: PSA-1510, expires on February 29, 2016)

    The Monthly Palay and Corn Situation Reporting System (MPCSRS) serves as a monitoring system on the growing conditions and actual plantings of palay and corn. The survey provides monthly updates of the forecasts generated by the PCPS, as well as monthly reports on the area and production of the said crops nationwide.

    Throughout the year, the 2015 MPCSRS will be administered to 78,300 households from 8,570 barangays across all provinces of the country. Major data items collected by the survey include crop production, harvest area, and planting intentions, among others.

    A budget of PhP 2.0 million or PhP 26 per respondent is allocated to cover the conduct of the survey with results released 15 days after the reference months.

  3. 2015 Palay and Corn Stocks Survey 1

    (PSA Approval Number: PSA-1511, expires on February 29, 2016)

    The Palay and Corn Stocks Survey 1 (PCSS1) is a monthly survey conducted to achieve the following objectives:

    • Generate data on the current stock of rice and corn in farming and non-farming households;

    • Serve as input in the analysis of the seasonal trends and variations in the supply of rice and corn;

    • Serve as input for forecasting future supply, demand and prices of palay and corn;

    • Assist policy-makers in the formulation, implementation and administration of agricultural economic programs; and

    • Guide farmers in forming decisions relative to agricultural activities aimed at improving profitability.

    The 2015 PCSS1 will be distributed to 15,286 households from all provinces in the country within the first five days of each month. A budget of PhP 2.0 million or PhP 131 is allocated for this activity to cover personal services, travel, purchase of supplies, printing, and field operations, among others.

    Results of the survey are released 15 days after each reference month.

The conduct of the 2015 PCPS, MPCSRS, and PCSS1, were granted clearance under the Statistical Survey Review and Clearance System (SSRCS), a mechanism instituted by the PSA to ensure that statistics generated from government surveys are reliable, accurate, comparable, and conform prescribed statistical concepts and standards. The system likewise ensures economy in the conduct of these statistical data collection activities.

The PCPS and PCSS1 are designated statistical activities under Executive Order   No. 352, “Designation of Statistical Activities that will Generate Critical Data for Decision-Making of the Government and the Private Sector.

In light of this, farming and non-farming households selected as respondents to these surveys are enjoined to participate in these nationwide undertakings.

 

 

LISA GRACE S. BERSALES, Ph.D.
National Statistician

 

 

 

 

1 Contact Persons

Ms. Maria Fe M. Talento, Ms. Patricia Anne L. Rivera,
Ms. Gretchen M. Sacang and Ms. Gean Obvidenci B. Cenidoza

Telefax Nos.: (632) 890-9404, (632) 895-2436
E-mail: mfm.talento@nscb.gov.ph, pal.rivera@nscb.gov.ph, gm.sacang@nscb.gov.ph and gob.cenidoza@nscb.gov.ph

 

 

 


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