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Pagtatanim ng Palay or Rice Farming: How to Plant and Grow Rice for Profit

Pagtatanim ng Palay or Rice Farming: How to Plant and Grow Rice for Profit

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Rice is the most important food for Filipinos and without it, many people will succumb due to hunger. Unlike in Western countries, our stomachs are not used for lighter foods like bread, potatoes, and other wheat-based foods. Rice farming has been part of Filipino life and also other South East Asian countries from Indochina Peninsula down to Indonesia. In this article, we are going to give you some basic and a complete video explanation on how to farm rice for food sustainability. What is rice or palay Rice is a plant belonging to the family of weeds, which is one of the main food sources of more than half of the human population worldwide. Rice cultivation is suitable in countries with low labor costs and rainy climates, as it requires a lot of labor and a lot of water for ir...
Rice Milling: Paano Nagiging Bigas ang Palay

Rice Milling: Paano Nagiging Bigas ang Palay

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Students are always asking what is the English of Palay and the answer is always rice. But when they ask "What is the English of Kanin", they are confused to hear the same answer - rice. So, if we translate "Paano nagiging bigas ang palay" into English, it would sound like "How rice becomes rice", which sounds ridiculous right? Anyway, if you have some confusion, continue reading because, in this article, we are going to discuss how rice is produced. To avoid confusion, we will use the following terms: Palay - dehusked rice grain, unmilled, straight from ricefield or farm Rice - milled, rice grain ready for cooking Rice comes from the grass called Oryza sativa. Since we are familiar with rice and palay, you may ask, how does palay become rice? The palay goes through three ...