Monday, August 11, 2008

Play and feed a hungry person

Rice is the staple food of Filipinos and probably the most important crop in the country. 90% 0f rice is produced in Asia, and nourishes nearly half of the world's population. Rice fields cover 11% of the Earth's entire arable land 1. Unfortunately, we are in the midst of rice crisis. The poor, especially the children and women suffer most.

This site, site encourages people to learn english vocabulary while providing rice for they hungry. It is basically a game where internet-users can learn english and donate rice for every correct answer.

Every now and then, this blog will give references that can help us understand the nature of rice and the crisis we are facing now.

1Mclean JL, Dawe DC, Hardy B, Hettel GP, eds. 2002. Rice almanac. Los BaƱos (Philippines): International Rice Research Institute, Bouake (Cote d'Ivoire): West Africa Rice Development Association, Cali (Colombia): International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Rome (Italy): Food and Agricultural Organization. 253 p.

1 comment:

bluesky said...

Another great charity site is It donates money to children in need through World Vision.

heck it out at