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Characteristics
Total Land Area: 1,664,403 ha.
Provinces: 5
Cities: 16
Municipalities: 126
Barangays: 4,011
Agricultural Land Area: 588,516 ha.
Temporary Crop Land: 149,648 ha.
Idle Land: 4,958 ha.
Permanent Crop Land: 408,947 ha.
Meadows/Pasture: 3,195 ha.
Forest Land: 3,393 ha.
Other Land: 16,286 ha.
Population (2010)
Total Population: 12,609,803
Growth Rate (2000-2010):  3.07 percent
Climate: Type I, II, III, IV
Dialect: Tagalog
Poverty incidence among families: 10.30 percent
Geographical Background

CALABARZON is designated as Region IV-A. The region is composed of five (5) provinces, namely: CAvite, LAguna, BAtangas, Rizal, and QueZON.

CALABARZON is located in southern Luzon, just south and west of Metro Manila and is the second most densely populated region.

Economy
GRDP and GVA in Agriculture, CALABARZON, 2011
Item At Current Prices At Constant 2000 Prices
(in million pesos)
GRDP 1,644,843 1,030,165
GVA 108,940 64,356
GRDP = Gross Regional Domestic Product
GVA = Gross Value Added in Agriculture, Fishery, and Forestry

CALABARZON contributed 17.39 percent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. In 2011, GRDP increased by 2.57 percent. Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry Sector accounted for 6.25 percent of the regional economy. It recorded a 0.98 percent increment in 2011.

Production
Production and Area, CALABARZON, 2011
Crop Production (metric ton) Area (hectare)
Palay 399,193 114,186
Corn 57,557 31,858

In 2011, the region's palay production at 399,193 metric tons grew by 2.31 percent from the 2010 level. Palay area at 114,186 hectares expanded by 9.66 percent. Corn production at 57,557 metric tons dropped by 4.40 percent. However, its area at 31,858 hectares went up by 7.31 percent.

Gross Output in Agriculture: Growth Rate by Subsector, CALABARZON, 2011
Sector Growth Rate 2010-2011 (percent)
Agriculture 1.29
Crops 2.83
Livestock 4.87
Poultry 3.49
Fisheries (6.04)

In 2011, agricultural production inched up by 1.29 percent. The poultry subsector accounted for the largest share of 29.27 in agricultural output. It grew by 3.49 percent. The crops and livestock subsectors grew by 2.83 percent and 4.87 percent, respectively. Fisheries subsector contracted by 6.04 percent.

Top Agricultural Commodities, CALABARZON, 2011
Commodity Name Production Growth Rate Share to Total Agricultural Output of the Region Rank of the Region in the National Production
---------- (in percent) ----------
Hog 5.47 22.91 2nd
Chicken 1.97 21.19 2nd
Chicken eggs 7.83 7.89 1st
Palay 2.31 4.67 15th
Coconut (0.27) 3.67 5th
Sugarcane 28.01 2.23 4th

Hogs and chicken were the major commodities with a combined share of 44 percent of the region's total agricultural output. For both commodities, CALABARZON was 2nd in rank. For chicken egg production, it was ranked 1st.

Employment and Wages
Total Employment (CY2011)
	= 4,666,000 persons

Agricultural Employment
	= 742,000 persons

   By Sex:
	  Male = 582,000 persons
	  Female = 160,000 persons
Daily Agricultural Wage Rate by Sex, CALABARZON, 2011
Sex Nominal Real
(in pesos)
Male 269.41 160.39
Female 245.04 145.88
Both 269.15 160.23
About 16 percent of the region's total employment were in the agriculture sector. Male workers comprised 78 percent of the agricultural employment.
Prices
Inflation Rate by Item, CALABARZON, 2011
Item Inflation Rate (2006 based)
(in percent)
All Items 5.0
Food and Non-alcoholic Beverage 5.0
Rice 3.8
Corn 2.5
Meat 3.5
Fish 4.5
Fruit 4.7
Vegetables 7.8
Costs and Returns of Production
Costs and Returns of Production, CALABARZON, 2010
Item Palay Corn
(in pesos)
Cost of Production per Hectare 40,757 13,135
Cost of Production per Kilogram 10.88 6.48
Net Returns 11,776 9,173
Farmgate Price per Kilogram 14.02 11.00
Sources
  • Bureau of Agricultural Statistics
  • National Statistical Coordination Board
    - GRDP, GVA, and Poverty Incidence
  • Land Management Bureau
    - Total land area
  • National Statistics Office
    - Agricultural land area by land use, Population, Employment and Inflation rate