Agriculture employs 32% of the Filipino workforce as of 2013, according to World Bank statistics. Agriculture accounts for 12% of Filipino GDP as of 2013, according to the World Bank. The Philippines is the 8th largest rice producer in the world, accounting for 2.8% of global rice production. The Philippines was also the world’s largest rice importer in 2010. In 2010, nearly 15.7 million metric tons of palay (pre-husked rice) were produced. There are at least 19 provinces and 11 regions that produce sugarcane in the Philippines. A range from 360,000 to 390,000 hectares are devoted to sugarcane production.


Coconuts plays an important role in the national economy of the Philippines. According to figures published in December 2009 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, it is the world’s largest producer of coconuts, producing 19,500,000 tonnes in 2009. The Philippines is the world’s largest producer of pineapples, producing 2,198 thousand metric tons in 2009. The Philippines was in the top three banana producing countries in 2010, including India and China. Davao and Mindanao contribute heavily to the total national banana crop. Mangoes are the third most important fruit crop of the country based on export volume and value next to bananas and pineapples.

Corn is the second most important crop in the Philippines. 600,000 farm households are employed in different businesses in the corn value chain. As of 2012, around 2.594 Million ha of land is under corn cultivation and the total production is 7.408 million metric ton(MMT). There are an estimated 38,000 families dependent upon the cultivation of rubber trees. Rubber is mainly planted in Mindanao, with some plantings in Luzon and the Visayas.


National FO’s

Federation of Free Farmers (FFF)
41 Highland Drive, Blue Ridge, Quezon City 1109
Tel: +63 2 647-1093 | Tel/Fax: +63 2 647-1451
Contact Person: Mr. Raul Montemayor
Position: National Manager
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Aniban ng mga Manggagawa at Magsasaka sa Niyugan, Inc. (AMMANI)
Villa Margarita Subdivision, Looc, Calamba, Laguna
Tel: 0932 386-1515 | 0909 727-4762
Contact Person: Mr. Dionisio Antonio
Position: Vice President

Tel: 0939 169-8913
Contact Person: Mr. Romulo Tapayan
Position: Secretary General

Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA)
Room 207 Partnership Center, 59 C. Salvador Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel: +63 2 434–2079
Contact Persons: Mr. Raul Socrates Banzuela | Vicente A. Fabe (0912 506 6568)
Position: National Coordinators
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Aniban ng mga Magsasaka, Mangingisda at Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (AMMMA – Katipunan)
Farmers Center G/F PCA Bldg., Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: +63 2 921-4501 loc. 515
Contact Person: Mauro M. Llorera Jr.
Position: VP for Education

Kaisahan ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (KMA)
Sta. Rita, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija
Tel: 0933 650-6220
Contact Person: Ernesto B. Prieto
Position: Secretary

56 Mother Ignacia Avenue corner Dr. Lazcano St. Quezon City
Tel: 0939 214-1601
Contact Person: Adelmo V. Arandela

National Union of Rural Based Organizations (PKSK)
56 C Masikap Street, Barangay Pinyahan, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: +63 2 434-6052
Contact Person: Ruperto Aleroza
Position: National Chairperson
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Blog Updates

July 18, 2017

Coco-Fiber Processing Facility generates alternative livelihood for coconut farmers

In the small village of Fabrica, in the town of San Vicente, Camarines Norte, many people rely on coconut farming for their livelihood. The province of […]
November 22, 2016

PAKISAMA celebrates 30th anniversary, holds 9th congress

The Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary and holding its 9th congress on November 21 at the Claret Retreat House […]
November 21, 2016

Farmer organizations supported by AFOSP-MTCP2 attend KLMPE 2016

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA) and other farmer organizations in the Philippines supported by the ASEAN […]
May 22, 2016

MTCP2 Medium Term Review team visits agricultural cooperative in the Philippines

Quezon City, Philippines, — As part of its evaluation activities, the MTR team doing the review of MTCP2 visited an agricultural cooperative in the Philippines last […]
February 16, 2016

Attracting the Youth to Agriculture: Experience from the Philippines

Ana Sibayan from Mindoro, Philippines in Southeast Asia shares experiences and lessons as a young person adopting organic agriculture (16 Feb 2016, Sixth Farmers’ Forum, IFAD, […]

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