Improvement of Methodology on Production of Survey for Duck
Despite the growing increase in the production of duck eggs in recent years which resulted to a flourishing egg processing subsector, there is very minimal effort to generate accurate and comprehensive duck statistics and information to support the growth and development of the duck industry. To address this data gap, this research project aims to improve the statistical methodology of generating duck statistics by developing a survey design for duck inventory and egg production; collecting socio-economic information related to duck raising; and studying the structure and size of the duck and egg production industry in identified key producing areas. A two-pronged production survey is piloted in Bulacan, simultaneous with the listing operation which employs a key informant approach with balut processors and hatcheries. The size of the duck industry in the province is assessed in terms of duck population and egg production yielding to an estimated duck inventory of 2.1 million birds in 1997.