PSA prepares for the conduct of Crops Production Survey for April 2020 Round

Crops Production Survey (CrPS) is conducted quarterly by the Philippine Statistics Authority to generate production estimates for crops other than palay and corn at the national, regional and provincial levels disaggregation. Production data generated from the CrPS are inputs to the Performance of Agriculture Report (PAR) and to the preparation of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Furthermore, the survey aims to support the data needs of planners, policy and decision makers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector, and to provide periodic updates on crop related developments.

CrPS has production, area planted/harvested and number of bearing trees/hills/vines as unit of analysis. The survey uses Sampling Design in which farms are classified into small and large farms according to area planted to a specific crop. CrPS will be undertaken during the last ten days of February 2020 which is simultaneously collected with Farm Price Survey.

Data collection involves gathering of data through face-to-face paper and pencil interview (PAPI) by hired Statistical Researchers (SRs) and/or regular staff. All the data and information collected by the hired Statistical Researchers from sample farmer-producers shall be kept strictly confidential and shall not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation or regulation as provided under Article 55 of RA 10625.