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About our Heritage

A World Heritage Site lived-in, protected and maintained by Indigenous Peoples

Photo by: Christopher Ballola

The Philippine Rice Terraces is a conservation system,

maintained by indigenous knowledge,

developed through generations of practice,

offering lessons to the world

on sustainable management of limited land resources.

When the old experts are gone,

Who will take care of it in the future?



In order to nurture a young generation of indigenous knowledge experts,

our team is working to revitalize the communication lines

between our old folks and the younger generation.


This site is a living document of our efforts in the following areas:

Curricula Development, Community Learning Centers,

Indigenous Knowledge Management, and Collaboration.

Our focus: Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity, Construction Techniques,

Rice Production, including their accompanying rituals and values.