The Avian Population Survey (AvPS) was conducted in 2006 in all provinces nationwide except Batanes.
The response of the Philippine Government to the global threat of bird flu has been remarkable. The country, with all the concerted efforts of both private and government sectors, has maintained its "AVIAN FREE" status up to the present, while even the first world countries, despite the significant efforts to protect themselves have failed. As part of the country's preparedness program on the impending threat of AVIAN FLU, a survey was undertaken to generate benchmark avian population count by type of farm, by barangay. The Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), in collaboration with the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), DA-Regional Field Units (RFUs) and Local Government Units (LGUs) conducted the Avian Population Survey (AvPS).
The survey collected information on inventory of chicken, duck, other poultry and birds by classification, by farm type, number of commercial farms and housing capacity. Key Informant approach was used in generating the above information nationwide. The information generated gave the BAI a spatial dimension of the country's avian population. The said undertaking gave us a clear scope of population at risk, on the smallest geographical unit possible, the barangay. Response to any eventualities will be more direct and efficient in the presence of data on avian population by barangay. We will also be well equipped in decision making both in disease control and in trade if we will be able to see the accurate and detailed distribution of population of our poultry in the country. The BAS and other DA agencies that participated in this activity hoped that the outputs of this survey can provide the planners, policy makers, farmers and other stakeholders with relevant information details regarding poultry population in the country.
Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]
Unit of Analysis
All barangays in the 81 provinces including NCR/Metro Manila were covered in this survey. The information gathered include the population data on the following types of poultry:
Chiken: Native; Broiler; Layer; and Gamefowls
Ducks: Mallard; Muscovy
Other Poultry: Quails; Turkey; Geese; Ostrich; and Peacock
Birds: Dove/Pigeon; eagle; Myna; Pet birds; Others
Households and farms in the barangay raising poultry and/or other avian species.
Producers and sponsors
Bureau of Agricultural (BAS)
Department of Agriculture
Regional Field Units
Department of Agriculture
Local Government Units
Department of Interior and Local Government
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics
Livestock Development Council
Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI)
Department of Agriculture
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
After the data collector has reviewed and completely filled up all the items in the questionnaires, these were submitted to the POCs which forwarded the same to ROC for regional consolidation then to BAS Central Office for national consolidation. The survey questionnaires went through verification and manual editing to see if the data collected were consistent with the requirements in the editing guidelines which was provided by the BAS.
The Provincial Processing Officers (PPOs) of BAS were responsible in data coding, encoding, electronic data cleaning and generation of systems generated outputs by barangay, municipality and province. The provincial outputs were submitted to the Regional Processing Officers (RPOs) of BAS to come up with the regional estimates.
The Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) strictly observes the confidentiality of data. As stated in the BAS' survey questionnaires and the forms relevant to the conduct of any statistical inquiry, data provided by the respondents shall be used solely for statistical purposes.
The datasets of this study are categorized under licensed files. Access to licensed datasets is through request and is only granted to Data Users/Researchers with a legally registered sponsoring agency (university, company, research centre, national or international organization, etc.).
The Data Users/Researchers must agree to comply with the following:
1. Fill up a Data Access Agreement that will be provided.
2. Copies of the restricted data or any data created on the basis of the original data will not be copied or made available to anyone other than those mentioned in this Data Access Agreement, unless formally authorized by the BAS.
3. The data will only be processed for the stated statistical purpose in the agreement and not for investigation of specific individuals or organizations. Data will not in any way be used for any administrative, proprietary or law enforcement purposes.
4. The dataset must not be made to match with other datasets.
5. The Data Users/Researchers shall not attempt to identify any individual person, family, business, enterprise or organization. If such a unique disclosure is made inadvertently, no use will be made as to the identity of any person or establishment discovered. The identification will not be revealed to any other person not included in the Data Access Agreement.
6. The Data Users/Researchers must observe security measures to prevent unauthorized access to licensed microdata acquired from the BAS. The microdata must be destroyed upon the completion of their research. Destruction of the microdata will be confirmed in writing by the Data Users/Researchers to the BAS.
7. Any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports, or other publications that employ data obtained from the BAS/BAS Electronic Archiving and Network Services (BEANS) will cite the source of data in accordance with the citation requirement provided with the dataset.
8. If there are any changes or additional requirements in the orginal request, the Data User/Researcher must apply for another request.
9. Breaches of the Data Access Agreement will be taken seriously and the BAS will take action against those responsible for the lapses if wilful or accidental. Failure to comply with the directions of the BAS will be deemed to be a major breach of the agreement and may involve recourse to legal proceedings. The BAS will maintain and share with partner data archives a record of those individuals and organizations which are responsible for breaching the terms of the Data Access Agreement and will impose sanctions on release of future data to these parties.
As specified in the agreement under access conditions, users are required to cite the source of data in accordance with the citation requirement provided with the dataset. The citation requirement for this study is as follows:
"Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, Avian Population Survey in the Philippines 2006, Version 1.0 of the licensed dataset August 2009, provided by the BAS Electronic Archiving and Network Services. http://beans.bas.gov.ph"
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