In one of the waves of migration Indo-Malaysia, Chinese, and Vietnamese brought rice to the Philippines. Archeologists excavated the earliest evidence of rice in the Philippines in the Cagayan Valley around 3400 + -125 BC. In the Philippines, rice cultivation started thousands of years ago.
Why rice is important in the Philippines?
Rice is the staple food in the Philippines, more important to the economy and to the people at a lower income levels, hence an important intervention point for promotion of agricultural development and alleviation of poverty. Rice is what many farmers grow, but it is also what nearly all consumers eat.
Where does Philippines Import rice?
“However, since 2019, Vietnam has become the primary rice supplier to the Philippines due to its lower prices.” Rice imports from Vietnam are seen to be lower at 6.3 million MT, due to increased competition with other countries such as India.
Which country is the birthplace of rice?
Based on archeological evidence, rice was believed to have first been domesticated in the region of the Yangtze River valley in China.
Why do we need rice?
Rice is the most important food crop of the developing world and the staple food of more than half of the world’s population. Rich in nutrients and vitamins and minerals, it an excellent source of complex carbohydrates. Nine out of every ten people in the world who eat rice are Asian.