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The people of the Philippine Cordillera Region are so devoted to rice that they carved terraces out of the slopes of the imposing mountain range to provide their crops a place to grow. One could say their culture is composed of the terraces, the rice farmers, their traditional farming methods, and their...

“I feel very happy when I see my crops growing and I anticipate a big harvest,” Evelyn said. “I cannot really explain it, but I feel happy looking...

For many tribes in the Cordilleras, heirloom rice is a spiritual bridge to their ancestors who built considerable knowledge through trial and error and...

The rest of the world is finally catching up with the rice farmers of the Philippine Cordilleras— and the sacred truth they have always known: that their...

Two men, one looking for a fabled gold treasure the other for a Spanish church beneath a forgotten sea, found an epic experience instead. ...

The golden oyster mushroom (Pleurotus citrinopileatus), shown here growing on rice straw medium at the Philippine Rice Research Institute‘s mushroom...

Before modern science, Filipino rice farmers relied on superstitions for bountiful harvests ...

A stunning sunrise over IRRI’s Long-Term Continuous Cropping Experiment (LTCCE) in Laguna, the Philippines captured by a timelapse camera. ...

A panicle of traditional basmati (Basmati 370) cultivated in Ranbir Singh Pura and adjoining villages in the Jammu region. (Photo: IRRI) . Aromatic rice...

White-breasted woodswallows foraging for insects at the IRRI headquarters. (Photo by Isagani Serrano, IRRI). ...