Bicol Region - Agribusiness Profile

Location and Geography

    • Total land area of 1,763,252 hectares
    • Composed of four (4) mainland provinces: Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, and Sorsogon and two (2) island provinces, Catanduanes and Masbate.
    • It has seven (7) cities: Naga and Iriga in Camarines Sur; Legaspi, Ligao and Tabaco in Albay; Sorsogon City in Sorsogon and Masbate City in Masbate.

  • Climate
    • Type II - very pronounced maximum rainfall (November-January) and no dry season, covers Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Eastern Albay, Eastern and Northern Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte.
    • Type IV - evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year with occurrences of tropical cyclones over the western part extending from Camarines Sur to the southwestern tip of Sorsogon.

  • Population (Census, 2010)
    • 5.42 million

Agricultural and Market Information

  • Abaca
  • Coconut
  • Rice
  • Corn
  • Pineapple
  • Swet Potato
  • Pili – the region’s flagship commodity