PSA PREPARES TO CONDUCT PALAY AND CORN PRODUCTION SURVEY FOR OCTOBER 2019 ROUND

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2019-013

Release Date: 

Monday, September 2, 2019

The Philippine Statistics Authority will conduct the October 2019 Round of Palay Production Survey (PPS) and Corn Production Survey (CPS) simultaneously in all provinces of the region this coming October 1-10, 2019. The purpose of this survey is to provide data inputs to the Performance of Agriculture Report (PAR) and preparation of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Moreover, the survey supports the data needs of planners, policy and decision makers, and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector and the general public.

Palay and Corn Production Survey are quarterly activities conducted by PSA to generate estimates on palay and corn production, area planted/harvested, yield and other information at the provincial level. The collection of data is undertaken by hired Statistical Researchers (SRs) that will do face to face interview to sample households. The SRs are trained prior to field operation to ensure that the procedures and concepts are understood. The training includes mock interviews and dry-run exercises.

All information collected by the hired Statistical Researchers from sample farmers 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.

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