The traditionally agricultural-based province of Negros has been the base of sugar production for the Philippines for centuries. Its evolving state is characterized by a shift from agricultural based income into more balanced trading, tourism and diversification to other more intensively grown agricultural crops. Food production cannot be abandoned and the province will continue to develop that sector as well. Negros has also been found to be ideal for the production of renewable energy sources such as solar, hydro, wind and biomass. Development of ecotourism is also of great potential.