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Bird’s eye view of an enduring culture

January-March 2008 – Rice Today (International Rice Research Institute)
Rice Today fulfills its promise to publish more spectacular photography taken from above Ifugao Province in the northern Philippines. What is the significance culturally and scientifically?

Cordillera farmers to gain from high world prices of rice

March 25, 2008 -- Northern Luzon Bureau/Inquirer
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- The government is looking closely at the region's indigenous rice varieties as a world demand has opened an opportunity for these produce.

DA promotes production of native rice for Cordillera

December 20, 2008 – Philippines: Gov.Ph: The Official Government Portal of the Republic of the Philippines
Baguio City – The Department of Agriculture (DA-CAR) is promoting the production of native rice not only for the domestic consumption but also for export.

Expanding Export Market May Help Unoy Rice Survive in Cordillera

May 2007– Agriculture Magazine/ Reprinted Agriculture Business Week
Tabuk, Kalinga - The foreign market for Kalinga Province’s red rice or unoy is expanding.

Ifugao rice terraces are GMO-free

March 17, 2009 –
BANAUE, Ifugao­–The Ifugao province has declared itself free from genetically modified organisms (GMO), officials said Tuesday.

The Ifugao terraces learning from Cinque Terre

By Glo Abaeo Tuazon
Cordillera Express –
In May of 2009, a Philippine delegation went to Italy to pursue the preliminary stage of a Twinning Programme with Cinque Terre.

Kibungan folk still plant indigenous rice varieties

June 03, 2008 – GMANews.TV
Kibungan, Benguet – Indigenous rice varieties here endure and continue to provide locals with staple grains, despite the unexplained lessening of the volume of water supply for the rice-fields, local officials and residents said.

Native Rice Seen to Save Rice Terraces

By Dexter A. See
September 26, 2010 – Manila Bulletin
The commercial production of various native varieties of rice in the region have not only helped in the uphill bid to preserve the century-old deteriorating rice terraces but also brought sufficient income to farmers.

Philippines: Ominio, Imbuucan, Chong-Ak rice profiles

Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity (
The Ark of Taste searches out, catalogues and describes forgotten flavors from all around the planet: products at risk of extinction but surviving, that could be rediscovered and returned to the market.

Preserving the vanishing culture of the Ifugao

By Aurora Ammayao with Gene Hettel
December 26, 2009 –
A member of a celebrated Philippine mountain tribe contemplates the erosion of her native culture and the ancient rice terraces that have nurtured it.

Race on to remove Banaue terraces from heritage danger list

August 26, 2007 – The Philippine Star
The Philippines is racing to beat the 2009 deadline given by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Centre for the rescue of the “endangered” Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao province.

Remembering the old Suyoc village and its generation of rice growers

By: Robert L. Domoguen
March 09, 2011– Mountain Light Opinion column
Sun Star Baguio Newspaper and Online
In 1965 my parents and three siblings moved to the farming village of Suyoc, Benguet from the Baguio Gold Mines in Itogon. In those days the village of Suyoc grew traditional rice beside the rice that meanders from its source at Mt. Data.

Rice : Organic Renaissance

August 27, 2008 – Agriculture Business Week
There’s another kind of rice that’s starting to create waves in urban markets and farmers from the North and South are cashing in on the bandwagon.

The Hudhud Chant: Song of a People

2003 – The Global Tribe, PBS
Kiangan, Ifugao Province, Philippines – Standing in her family's rice field just outside the town of Kiangan, Honorata Tapo says wistfully and earnestly, "Sometimes, I dream of days gone by."

UNESCO World Heritage Listing of World Heritage Sites

The UNESCO World Heritage List includes 812 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage, which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras: Inscription: 1995, Criteria: C (iii) (iv) (v) and Inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger: 2001


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