The total land area of the municipality is 11,254.420 hectares. The total agricultural land area is 7,785.2309 hectares equivalent to 69.1% of the total land area. Five thousand six hundred fifty seven hectares or 72.66% of the total agricultural land has been delineated for crop production as per strategic agricultural and fishery development zone. Five hundred twenty four hectares is devoted to rice, 348 hectares for corn and 4,785 for other crops such as coconut, fruit trees, vegetables and root crops. Most of the corn and root crops areas are under coconut, thus, coconut is the major product produced by the municipality.
The actual area cultivated to rice is 137.82 hectares, corn is 136 hectares and root crop is 343.22 hectares for CY-2000. For this year, the rice area increases to 142 hectares, corn also increases to 260 hectares and other root crop increases to 475.22 hectares.
Irrigation facilities increases the area served from 80.30 hectares to 92 hectares. Multi Purpose Drying Pavements used for drying farm products increase from 14 units in year 2001 to 22 units in year 2005.
The livestock industry is also increasing due to the dispersal and redispersal program provided by the LGU and other sectors.
The area of production for inland fisheries increases from 0.25 hectares to 1.8 hectares.
Many of the farmers before kept on producing root crops without a marketing contract hence the cost and return analysis is very minimal and even resulted to a negative return. Recently, the LGU of Calamba adopted the One-Town-One-Product “OTOP” program and encourages the farmers to plant cassava with a marketing tie-up with the San Miguel Corporation.
Ensure food security and stability thru maximum utilization of agricultural areas adopting the modern technologies of farming with farmers’ participation.
1. Crop Yield (tons/ha.) and projected increase in 2010.
|Coconut ||1.9 ||2.3 |
|Corn||1.5 ||2 |
|Cassava (fresh) ||2.7 ||3.5 |
|HVCC Fruit Trees (ave) ||168.5 ||185.35 |
|HVCC Vegetables (ave) ||5.28 ||5.54 |
1. Number of large Cattle and small animals and projected increase of 5% in 2010.
|Carabao ||1,093||1,366 |
1. Area of production for inland fish ponds and projected increase of 1000 sq.m. on 2010.
|Inland Fishpond||1.8 has.||2.3 has |