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      • Rice is believed to have first been introduced to the Philippines by traders from China and India. It is thought that the rice was planted in the Cagayan Valley in the north of the country, where the climate is well suited to its cultivation. Over the centuries, rice has become an important part of the Filipino diet and culture.
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  2. Feb 28, 2020 · The Origin of Rice Background. Rice is the staple food of Filipinos, and because of this this, we have many stories about rice plants or palay. Our ancestors used their stories to explain how palay was discovered as a crop and rice as a food. In this book, the origin of the palay is related to the livelihood of our ancestors before they became farmers. In the beginning, people depended on their surroundings for food.

  3. Oct 28, 2022 · The first record of rice in the Philippines comes from a Chinese document dated 982 AD. It is believed that rice was introduced to the Philippines by traders from India or China. The Philippines remains the region’s leading rice importer, with nearly two-thirds of the region’s total rice imports coming from this country.

  4. Aug 17, 2018 · For 2,000 years the mountains of Ifugao province in the Philippines have been carefully cultivated with a seemingly endless series of terraced fields that climb thousands of feet. The Ifugao Rice ...

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  5. Dec 28, 2022 · Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

  6. Feb 22, 2007 · The history of rice in the Philippines The practice of cultivating rice began about 3200 B.C. in the Philippines. However, the earliest evidence of rice cultivation in Asia as a region is disputed, with alternative forms of evidence suggesting Thailand, India, and/or possibly Yunnan Province in China as the origin point (s).

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