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South Leyte yields highest rice production in Region 8

Southern Leyte (12 February) -- Southern Leyte has again proven its prowess in the endeavor of agricultural production as they surpassed the average yield of rice production throughout the region during the April-June 2009 harvest, Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) Provincial Officer Godofreda Felices disclosed with PIA yesterday.

According to Provincial Officer Felices, the average yield across ecosystem for rice production is pegged at 3.95 metric tons per hectare in the region. While the provinces of Biliran, Leyte and Southern Leyte were reported to have surpassed the average yield in rice production from April to June 2009 cropping.

Southern Leyte, however, got the highest yield at 4.82 metric tons per hectare for the irrigated rice fields and 3.75 metric tons per hectares in rainfed rice farms at the same cropping season throughout Eastern Visayas, Felices further disclosed.

Southern Leyte has an irrigated land area of some 8,000 hectares and 1,000 hectares for the rainfed farms.

The outstanding performance in rice production in the said cropping season has been attributed to its fertilizer availment under the GMA Rice Program where the provinces of Southern Leyte and Biliran recorded the highest rate of fertilization usage at 3.71 bags ad 3.04 bags, respectively.

Felices also noted that the active support of the provincial government thru the able leadership of Provincial Governor Damian G. Mercado, who ensures the availability of the subsidy for the supply of seeds and fertilizers to the farmers, spells success for rice production in the province.

She hoped that the successful endeavor that the farmers have shown last year will be sustained in close coordination with the local government units here.

Despite the strong performance, there is still a need for the farmers to undergo technical trainings on the latest farm technologies as there are more farmers who stick on the traditional method in planting like in the preparation of seedlings, she added.

In 2007, Southern Leyte ranks second in rice production with 102% rice sufficiency. Biliran is third with 238% rice sufficiency or a surplus production of 24,026 metric tons. (PIA Southern Leyte/esg) [top]

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