Western Visayas - Agribusiness Profile

Location and Geography

  • Area
    • Composed of six (6) provinces : Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental and 16 cities to inclue Roxas, Iloilo, Bacolod and 13 other cities of Negros Occidental.
    • Total land area is 20,223.20 sq.km. About 8,758 sq. km. is devoted for agricultural purposes.

  • Climate
    • Moist zone, which has two pronounced seasons, dry from November to April and wet the rest of the year (60% of the region).
    • Wet zone, where the seasons are less pronounced, represents 40%-Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo and Negros Occidental.
  • Population (Census, 2010)
    • 7.10 million

Agricultural Commodities

  • Major Crops
    • Palay
    • Corn
    • Sugarcane
    • Banana
    • Mango
    • Coconut
  • Others
  • Poultry and Livestock
  • Fisheries