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Updated September 2019
I. PLANTATION AREAS AND FARM PRODUCTIVITY
The total sugarcane plantation area for crop year (CY) 2018-2019 was 409,714 hectares (has.). As shown in Figure 1, the plantation area decreased by over 8000 hectares compared to CY 2017-2018. The said decrease in the plantation areas may be accounted for by the conversion of sugarcane plantations to plantations for other crops. Approximately 67% of the total sugarcane area in the country is situated in the Visayas Region, 19% in Mindanao and the remaining 14% in Luzon.Read More >>
On December 4, 1934, the Sugar Limitation Law (Act No. 4166) was passed which provides for the limitations, regulation and allocation of sugar produced in the Philippines including the processing and marketing thereof. It was later amended authorizing the representation of planters and millers in the Sugar Quota Administration.