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NEW VIDEO: Heirloom Rice: People, Place Purpose. Heirloom rice in the Cordillera is “a win, win, win, win situation” --for the farmers, their culture, the preservation of the terraces and for the Philippines.
Mary Hensley and Vicky Garcia, Cordillera Heirloom Rice Project founders, are featured in the article "Women who moved mountains" in the October-December 2014 issue of Rice Today Magazine. Read it here and also download IRRI's free 2015 wall calendar featuring the heirloom rice of the Cordillera.
In his book 1493, Charles Mann cites Eighth Wonder and RICE, Inc. as a "ray of light" for the Cordillera rice terraces.
The Provincial Government of Ifugao awarded a Certificate of Recognition to the Rice Terraces Farmers Cooperative (RTFC) as a producer of an Ifugao certified product. The RFTC is our coop partner in Ifugao.
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