Agriculture grew 5.72% in first half: decline is expected next quarter due to bird flu outbreak
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The agriculture sector expanded by 6.18 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, bringing the first-half growth to 5.72 percent, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. According to the PSA, the different sub-sectors showed mixed results in the second quarter, with crops and poultry growing while livestock and fishery posting production declines. Production in the fisheries sub-sector also declined by 2.93 percent as the strict implementation of the “no registration, no fishing” policy and other laws affected the volume of unloadings and the frequency of fishing operations in some provinces.
Ocampo, K. (2017, August 16). Agriculture grew 5.72% in first half: decline is expected next quarter due to bird flu outbreak. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. B1.
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