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Ifugao          •Kalinga          •Mt. Province

The Cordillera mountain range is home to six ethno-linguistic tribes: the Ibaloy, Kankanay, Ifugao, Kalinga, Apayao, and Bontoc. These proud indigenous people successfully resisted lowland cultural and economic invasion well into the first quarter of the twentieth century, thus preserving much of their cultural heritage.

Eighty percent of all people in the Cordillera are engaged in some form of agriculture, either for self-subsistence or for commerce. Because rice is a staple food, rice production remains the most important agricultural activity. Most high elevation farming households are farming for subsistence (rice, camote, taro, yam, cassava, corn, plantain, and tropical vegetables and legumes.) These households number between 98,000 and 100,000.

Farmers from Lower Lubo, Tanudan, Kalinga

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