Rice Terraces | Turning to Vegetable Terraces Too


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"...no time is wasted, their limited farming fields at the slope of the mountain become productive all year round."

Along the road in the mountain town of Cervantes is an endless mountain scene. At first I was thinking if what are the industries that people are engaging into in this town. I was not even thinking of farming because obviously there are no fertile plains to plant crops.

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But it is not about the fertile plains because the people of Cervantes can really make a way. They are not just making a way, they are also maximizing that "way."

I was at a higher elevation -- a road constructed almost at the top of the mountain so I am able to see this breathtaking encounter from above.

It is  not a Highlighted rice terraces compared with those located in Ifugao. Only a small portion of the mountain was converted into huge green ladders.


At first look you know it is not at all a green huge ladder for rice and at the lower parts, there is deviation.

This mountain farmers are making use of their limited farming space into maximum. So, they plant crops all year round. That's why it is not always rice that is being planted in this small parcel of farming field.

I learned from a friend who hails from Cervantes, Ilocos Sur that during rainy seasons, these mountain farmers plant rice and during summer, they plant vegetables.

And for that matter, no time is wasted, their limited farming fields at the slope of the mountain become productive all year round.

You have just read an article about the mountain farmers, you may want also to read our article about the river farmers. Click here.
Tags: Cervantes, Ilocos Sur | Cervantes, Ilocos Sur Farmers | Vegetable Terraces | Rice Terraces in Ilocos | Rice Terraces in Cervantes

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^_^ wReY and R0bbY on April 14, 2012 at 5:28 PM said...

Yan ang mga Pinoy - madiskarte! Mabuhay kayong mga Ilokano!
Ganda ng lugar! ヅ


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Edmaration etc on April 14, 2012 at 6:02 PM said...

^_^ wReY and R0bbY , just place EDMARATION etc. Tanks for the interest :)

RM Bulseco on April 15, 2012 at 2:00 AM said...

Ayos ah, convertible pala ang terraces jan sa Cervantes

Edmaration etc on April 15, 2012 at 2:16 AM said...

Renz, yup... to maximize the use of this terraces all year round :)

tatess on April 15, 2012 at 7:13 AM said...

what a nice sight.I haven't seen this kind of farming for a long time on the internet.Galing talaga

Gil Camporazo on April 15, 2012 at 7:28 AM said...

This is your 6th secret comment coming from me. God provides everything. And what everyone receives is for him/her to make use of it. Since these farmers in Cervantes are living in a mountainous place which is too difficult for them to level it up. Therefore, they have to accustom to it and earn for their living. I like these people for their resourcefulness and ingenuity. "Kung ang taong nagigipit, sa patalim kumakapit" more likely this is it!

leira on April 15, 2012 at 8:27 AM said...

ganda nang lugar thanks for sharing it with us

Edmaration etc on April 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM said...

tatess on April 15, 2012 7:13 AM said...

what a nice sight.I haven't seen this kind of farming for a long time on the internet.Galing talaga

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true, they are smart mommy Tess

Edmaration etc on April 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM said...

Gil Camporazo on April 15, 2012 7:28 AM said...

This is your 6th secret comment coming from me. God provides everything. And what everyone receives is for him/her to make use of it. Since these farmers in Cervantes are living in a mountainous place which is too difficult for them to level it up. Therefore, they have to accustom to it and earn for their living. I like these people for their resourcefulness and ingenuity. "Kung ang taong nagigipit, sa patalim kumakapit" more likely this is it!

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Sir Gil couldn't agree more

enzo on April 15, 2012 at 11:54 AM said...

Yan ang galing ng Pinoy. Mapatubig o bundok --- walang hindi susuungin mabuhay lang. Salute to this farmers. May our government give them the assistance they need.

Pinoy Adventurista on April 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM said...

so nice! it only showcases the ingenuity of the Filipino farmers! Mabuhay ang mga magsasaka! :)

Prayag Verma on April 15, 2012 at 8:11 PM said...

Shows the true grit of the farmers, working year-round and making use of the space to the last-inch. A salute to their hard work and a heart-deep Thanks, because without them we couldn't eat like we eat today

Blanca/BlancNotes on April 15, 2012 at 8:49 PM said...

Ganda!!! Wish I can see the Rice Terraces up close, I mean really be there and not just see this from afar.:)

marri on April 15, 2012 at 9:51 PM said...

Great post!!!
This is to remind Filipinos especially those in urban places
that FARMING is still one of our major resources that should be preserved
by the next generations to come.

Francis Balgos on April 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM said...

ingenious really!
I've notice this situation the first time I pass by the highways of Benguet..
Almost every available space, even roadside can be planted with vegetables.
I guess for people who have limited farming areas, you have to make do of what is available. :)

Yuu Ki on April 16, 2012 at 7:56 AM said...

i am always at awe with the rice terraces and how they were able to make use of their limited space...galing talaga ng mga pinoy!

Eugene Constantino on April 16, 2012 at 11:11 AM said...

It's good that they've preserved the rice terraces. They've been able to cope up with the hindrances, the locals are truly amazing!

Edmaration etc on April 16, 2012 at 5:04 PM said...

enzo on April 15, 2012 11:54 AM said...

Yan ang galing ng Pinoy. Mapatubig o bundok --- walang hindi susuungin mabuhay lang. Salute to this farmers. May our government give them the assistance they need.

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True! They are the backbones of our society and economy.

Christian Lucas Sangoyo on May 16, 2012 at 9:33 PM said...

may rice terraces din pala sa ilocos!

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