FOCUS STUDY

RICE GRANARY OF THE PHILIPPINES

 

          Nueva Ecija is one of the top producers of rice in the country and a major supplier of food crops to Metro Manila. Agriculture is the main industry of the Novo Ecijanos because of its naturally rich soil. Lowland crops such as rice, corn, onions, vegetables and sugarcane are produced in great quantities and Nueva Ecija is widely referred to as the Rice Bowl of the country. Agriculture has played a vital role in molding the culture of the people. The typical Novo Ecijano family is tightly knit and is the basic working unit on the farm.

          The May and June Festivals in Nueva Ecija are important Christian observances that are also occasions to ask for favors in ensuring a good harvest. In May, the Novo Ecijanos celebrate the feast of the patron of farmers, San Isidro. Food is served to overflowing in the belief that generosity results in bounty.

         
Rice is the seed of the monocot plants Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most important staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and the West Indies. It is the grain with the third-highest worldwide production, after maize (corn) and wheat.

          Nueva Ecija is considered the main rice growing province of the Philippines and the leading producer of onions in the Municipality of Bongabon in South East Asia. It is currently the 9th richest province in the country.
 

THE RICE GROWING AND PRODUCTION PROCESS

 

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GINTONG ANI

HISTORY OF "UNANG SIGAW
NG NUEVA ECIJA"

RICE GRANARY OF THE PHILIPPINES

FESTIVALS IN NUEVA ECIJA

GINTONG ANI GRAND FLOAT PARADE

AGRI AQUA FAIR
  
 -Different commercial booths
  
 -Birds showcase
  
-Best harvest

OTHER ACTIVITIES
   
-BB. Nueva Ecija
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Bakbakan sa Nueva Ecija 2011
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Sikad Novo Ecijano

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION