Livestock and Poultry Information and Early Warning System
The 2009 project of the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics and the Statistical Research and Training Center entitled "Broiler and Swine Information and Early Warning System (BSI-EWS)" was conducted to improve the livestock data system of the Bureau. This year, to gain a more in-depth replication of the data system of broiler and swine in Region 3, Region 4-A and Region 10 in the Philippines, early warning indicators were generated to serve as input variables in forecasting broiler and swine production in these top-producing regions. The project was also renamed to "Livestock and Poultry Information and Early Warning System (LPS-EWS)" to show focus on the database organization of other livestock and poultry commodities. The LPS-EWS was carried out mainly to enhance the appropriate methodologies developed in the BSI-EWS Phase I, II and III, and to expand EWS concepts to Regions 3, 4-A and 10. Nearly same conceptual, operational and organization frameworks in the BSI-EWS were adopted in this project. Specifically, the following were executed in this project: a) updating the supply and demand forecasting model for broiler meat and pork developed in the BSI-EWS project; b) producing “Broiler Situation and Outlook” and “Swine Situation Outlook” on a quarterly basis; c) improving database management of livestock and poultry commodities; c) updating the broiler and swine information database and its data system; and d) strengthening linkages with the private agribusinesses.