Heirloom Rice from the Philippines

Preserving a taste. Protecting a heritage.

From 2005 to 2019, the Cordillera Heirloom Rice Project  worked to preserve heirloom rice and the culture of community rice production in the Cordillera region of northern Luzon. This effort was a collaboration between RICE, Inc., a registered NGO in the Philippines, indigenous rice farmers of the Cordillera mountains and Eighth Wonder, Inc., the project’s US-based fair trade marketing partner.

This is our story.

IRRI Video: Heirloom Rice: People, Place, Purpose

Adopt-a-Terrace Program

Current news from the Cordillera

Heirloom Rice around the world

  • GM Watch, 17 October 2019, Long-forgotten varieties of the staple crop can survive flood, drought and other calamities. The challenge is bringing them back A fascinating and shocking article has been published in Scientific American by Dr Debal Deb, ...

Genetic Diversity Analysis of heirloom rice variants

Tupnew Canal restoration

In 2016, an Adopt-a-Terrace grant to Kadaclan farmers repaired the Tupnew irrigation canal.  Read more