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Agriculture in Metro Manila

Requested from PSA by Julia del Rosario at 09:29 AM on Sep 16, 2019.
Purpose: Undergraduate thesis
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2000 - 09/16/2019
Tracking no: #PSA-257927223032

Julia 09:29 AM, Sep 16, 2019

Hi! I would like to request information regarding:

1. Sources of fruit and vegetable supply to Metro Manila
2. Seasonality in overall vegetable prices at the retail and wholesale level in Metro Manila
3. Hectares of land in Metro Manila under urban agriculture
4. How much vegetables Metro Manila produces
5. Plant-based food demand of Metro Manila
6. Percentage of squatters in Metro Manila population
7. Distribution of Metro Manila workers across industries

FOI Receiving 03:51 PM, Sep 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

Dear Julia,

Thank you for your request dated Sep 16, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Agriculture in Metro Manila.

We received your request on Sep 16, 2019 and will respond on or before Oct 07, 2019 09:29:22 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #PSA-257927223032.

Thank you.


FOI Officer

Simonette 08:43 AM, Sep 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

Dear Julia del Rosario,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 16, 2019 09:29:22 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Agriculture in Metro Manila.

Response to Request

PSA collects and releases data on agriculture through the Census of Aagriculture and  Crops Production Surveys and other agriculture related surveys. The results of these censuses and survey were published and can be retrieved from  (select the for agriculture publications as displayed on the page)

for squatters in Metro Manila population, download the file at:

You may refer to the table - Tenure Status of the Lot (Number of Households by Type of Building, Tenure Status of the Housing Unit/Lot, and Province/Highly Urbanized City: 2015)   at  PAGE 128

For distribution of Metro Manila workers across industries, you may download the file:

Thank you.


Simonette Nisperos
FOI Receiving Officer

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