Author: Mary Hensley

Department of Agriculture-Cordillera, March 6, 2022, DA-CAR Press Release No. 22-017 #GICertification || Thirty-four (34) heirloom rice landraces (14 glutinous and 20 non-glutinous) comprise the Cordillera Heirloom Rice to be registered for Geographical Indication (GI) in the country as identified by the heirloom rice farmers and...

Department of Agriculture-Cordillera, March 6, 2022, DA-CAR Press Release No. 22-017, Morpho-agronomic characterization of heirloom rice, vital for registration as traditional crops and Geographical Indication (GI) In the pursuit to help document and conserve the heirloom rice landraces in the region, the Department of Agriculture–Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR) continues...

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, an ecologist and "seed warrior" who has conserved more than 1420 of India's...

Robert Domoguen, Mountain Light, September 30, 2019, IN OUR previous article, we mentioned some of the projects and activities of the Cordillera Heirloom Rice Project (CHRP) that played well into the “New Thinking in Agriculture” strategy of Dr. William D. Dar, the current Secretary of the Department of...

[caption id="attachment_661" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Celebrating local food in Cagaluan, Pasil, Kalinga[/caption] [caption id="attachment_662" align="alignleft" width="293"] Traditional "long table"[/caption] The “long table” stretched almost 20 meters. Farmers from the eight villages in the municipality of Pasil, Kalinga gathered in celebration. Men had cut the giant bamboo poles from the...

[caption id="attachment_632" align="alignleft" width="307"] Vicky Garcia, Raymunda Mamaril, Rowena Gonnay and Jimmy Lingayo represented the Philippines and the traditional rice producers of the Cordillera[/caption] Once again, farmers from the Cordillera region were privileged to attend the 2012 Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre event, which was held October...