Cabanatuan museum highlights evolution of Philippine Rice Industry

NUEVA ECIJA — The province of Nueva Ejica is considered the “rice granary of the Philippines”.

It is also where the history of the country’s rice industry can be found.

Inside the National Food Authority (NFA) compound in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija is the newly opened Grain Industry Museum.

The museum features the history of farming in the country from production, harvest, processing to stocking of rice.

It also showcases the oldest equipment used for farming.

NFA Regional Information Officer Josephine Bacungan said, “Everything you see in this museum came from various parts of the country. These were given to us by our farmers. This only shows that we value their toil.

The NFA aims to impart to the museum’s visitors the importance of every grain of rice like the value attached to it by our ancestors.

Visit to the NFA rice industry museum is free.

Meanwhile, the NFA currently conducts its food guardian campaign that reminds Filipinos not to waste rice grains.

Bacungan said they have finally achieved one million signatures for their campaign called “I Am A Food Guardian.”

“These are reminders that if you combine 2 tablespoons of rice every day, we can already feed a small country,” she added.

Contrary to previous reports, the agency assures of enough rice supply in Nueva Ecija.

The NFA urges farmers in the province to sell their palay to the agency to be used in times of need. — Danny Munar | UNTV News and Rescue

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