Philippine Rice Terraces

[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...

[caption id="attachment_616" align="aligncenter" width="498"] Congratulations to the Rice Terraces Farmers Cooperative[/caption] The Provincial Government of Ifugao through its Project on the Certification of Ifugao Products awarded a Certificate of Recognition to the Rice Terraces Farmers Cooperative (RTFC) as a producer of an Ifugao certified product. The RTFC...

[caption id="attachment_571" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Poster at Slow Food Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto[/caption] The Cordillera Heirloom Rice Project is again well represented at the 2012 Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, which is happening this week October 25-October 29 in Turin, Italy. Vicky Garcia heads our delegation...

On May 5, 2012, Rose Soneff and the Global and Community Action Committee of the Kamloops United Church (BC, Canada) hosted “Raising More than Rice” a delicious Filipino dinner and a narrated slideshow about the terraces and the Cordillera Heirloom Rice Project. [caption id="attachment_545" align="aligncenter" width="510"]...