The estimate on area planted refers to permanent crops and multi-harvest temporary crops or area harvested for mono-harvest temporary crops. This shall cover for the reference period of the previous year regardless of the date of collection. That is, the estimate for the First Semester of the previous year should be for January to June last year even if the collection date is in May of the current year.
The area when referring to scattered trees has to be estimated based on the usual number of trees to a hectare in a compact farm in the area.
Check the acceptability of the bearing trees per hectare in comparison with the level in the series or parameters. It should be within the range or there should not be significant difference in number of bearing trees per hectare. Verify with the respondent for those with significant difference. There maybe overestimation or underestimation in any or either of the area or number of bearing trees.
Note that that there are still non-bearing trees planted in an area which shall result to a lower number of bearing trees per hectare. Unless the trees in the area given are all bearing.
Actual area harvested a year ago for temporary mono-crops or area planted of multi-harvest crops and permanent crops. The area planted includes the area for newly planted, non-bearing and bearing trees.
All area planted to the crop during the reference period
Source of information
The farmer-respondents are the source of information.