Economy

Likewise attempt to present an analysis of the economic situation of the municipality including the performance of the various players, e. g., the government, farmers and fisher folks, merchants and traders and all those that are involve in the economic activities / development in the area.

Agriculture

Agriculture contributes heavily to the economy of the municipality of Valencia. Majority of the population are large dependent on agricultural products are their main source of living. Data taken from the office of the Municipal Agricultural Officer (MAO) showed that a total of 5737.4884 hectares or 39.27% of the total land area of the municipality, which are found largely in the lower and central portion of the municipality, are devoted to agriculture. Wide variety of crops thrives in the place, among those predominantly grown are: rice, corn, coconut, banana, root crops and fruits.

Crops Production

Major crops commonly planted in the locality include grains, each crop and commercial crops. Grain production are principally rice and corn which are produced for both commercial and household consumption, while each crop include leafy fruit and root vegetables, legumes and root crops, on the other hand, coconut and banana comprised the commercial crops.

Area Devoted To Agricultural Crop Production 2008

Crops Area (Has.) Percent to Total Agricultural Land Devoted to Crop Production Percent to Total of Municipality Land Area
1. Rice 732.2648 12.76% 5.01%
2. Corn 2218.0369 38.66% 15.18%
3. Others 2787.18391 48.58% 19.08%
Total 5737.4884 100% 39.27%

Area Production and Value of Production by Major Crops 2008

Major Crops Area (Has.) Percent to Total Agriculture Land Devoted to Crop Production Production
Total (Tons) Value(Pesos)
1.Rice 732.2648 13.98% 2,751.72 46,779,219.60
1.a. Irrigated 557.4297 10.64% 2,229.72 37,905219.60
1.b. Non-Irrigated 174.8351 3.34% 522.00 8,874,000.00
2. Corn 2,218.0369 42.35% 510.00 4,080,000.00
3. Coconut 1,141.7000 21.80% 409.89 10,247,212.00
4. Banana 870.0000 16.61% 488.37 7,325,550.00
5. Ubi 21.0000 0.40% 64.00 1,920,000.00
6. Sweet Potato 61.0000 1.17% 244.00 1,952,000.00
7. Cassava 23.0000 0.43% 69.00 483,000.00
8. Gabi 17.0000 0.32% 68.00 476,000.00
9. Vegetables 20.5000 0.39% 41.0 492,000.00
10. Legumes 40.0000 0.76% 40.00 720,000.00
11. Fruit Trees 65.0000 1.24% 361.00 7,220,000.00
12. Spices 6.5000 0.12% 6.50 65,000.00
13. Cut flower 2.0000 0.04% 3.00 30,000.00
14. Cacao 15.0000 0.29% 0.94 14,100.00
15. Coffee 4.0000 0.80% 0.50 6,000.00
Total 5237.0017 100.00%

Major and Minor Occupation Groups Urban and Rural 2008

Major and Minor Occupation Groups Location Total Urban Rural
Farmers 8150 25 8100
Farm workers 240 10 230
Fishermen 280 40 240
Crop Farmers All Barangay 8,450 25 8425
Orchard Farmers Adlawan,Cansibao, Canlusong 6 0 6
Ornamental and Other Plant Growers Anonang,Marawis, Poblacion Occ. 25 4 21
Livestock and Dairy Farmer 0 0 0
Poultry Farmers 4 0 4
Others Animal Producers 0 0 0
Aqua Farm Cultivators 0 0 0
In land Coastal Water Fisherman 97 3 100
Deep Sea Fishermen 25 0 25
Other Farmers Not Elsewhere Classified 0 0 0

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