In 2012, more than 80% of the bananas (and 99% of the Cavendish cultivars) were produced on the island of Mindanao, with Davao, Northern Mindanao and Soccskargen as the top regions and Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Bukidnon as the top three provinces.
Cavendish bananas are grown in small to large commercial plantations for the domestic and export markets. Export bananas are produced by Filipino-owned firms and multinational corporations. The small- and medium-scale farmers producing bananas for export either sell to multinationals or directly to traders. A small portion of the country’s exports are organic bananas.
|Gross Domestic Product||51.1 billion US$|
|Agriculture||10.3% of GDP|
|Total Land Area||29.8 million hectares|
|Cultivated Land||12.1 million hectares|
|Banana Production Area||447,889 hectares|
|Total Banana Production||Total Banana Production|
|ITUC Global Rights Index||Rating 5 (No guarantee of rights)|