MIMAROPA - Agribusiness Profile

Location and Geography

    • Used to be a part of Southern Tagalog but on May 17, 2002, it was divided to CALABARZON (IV-A) and MIMAROPA (IV-B) and transferred Aurora Province to Region III;
    • Land Area : 2, 745,601 hectares
    • Covers five (5) provinces : Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan and
      • Two (2) cities:
        • Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
        • Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
    • Part of BIMP-EAGA

  • Climate
    • Marinduque – rainfall evenly distributed throughout the year.
    • Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro - no distinct wet and dry season, with maximum rainfall from June to October.
    • Palawan and Romblon are typhoon free with two distinct dry (November to April) and wet (May to October) seasons.

  • Population (Census, 2010)
    • 2.744 million


Agricultural and Market Information

  • Major Crops
    • Rice (brown, red and organic)
    • Corn
    • Mango
    • Arrowroot
    • Garlic
    • Onion
    • Banana (saba)
    • Calamansi/citrus
    • Coconut
    • Rambutan
    • Cashew
    • Ubi
    • Cacao
    • MIMAROPA has abundant fish supply with rich fishing grounds :
      • Mogpog Pass
      • Tablas Strait
      • Mindoro Strait
      • Honda Bay
      • Cuyo Pass
      • Malampaya Ground

    • Salt water species - tuna, mackerel, scad, grouper, sea bass, sardines, anchovies, shrimp, lobster, etc. Fresh water species include catfish (hito), milkfish (bangus) and mudfish (dalag).
    • Occidental Mindoro has the highest fishpond area and production
    • Principal Market Centers and Trading Post are strategically located in the provinces.