Category: Features

Rice-based DIFS

October 22, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG Farmer Trainer Eric in Zamboanga Sibugay practices a Rice- Based DIFS (Diversified Integrated Farming System). Diversification and integration of livestock such as chicken, duck and goat along with aquaculture of fresh-water fish like Tilapia in farming upholds higher biodiversity in contrast to mono-culture. As well promotes diversified food and income source. #

Living Bio-beds Training

October 22, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

The Alternative Livestock Management and Production with Living Bio-beds (Babuyang Walang Masamang Amoy) Training was successfully conducted last Oktubre 17-18, 2019 in Malalao, Tabuk City, Kalinga. The training was participated by farmers from the North Luzon Cluster as well as farmer members of the Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC), an NGO partner […]

Farmers’ seeds, grains of liberation!

October 22, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG Luzon continues to develop and train new generations of rice breeders from the different provinces who will come up with new varieties of rice. It is expected that new farmer-trainers will also emerge from the training who will help pass on their skills to other farmers on breeding rice varieties that are resilient to […]

Farmers and consumers urge regulatory body to halt Golden Rice release

October 16, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Group says Golden Rice has no nutritional benefits October 16 – On World Food Day, farmers and consumers’ groups demand anew for the moratorium of the release of Golden Rice, believing that this genetically modified rice will not address the hunger and malnutrition that remains prevalent in the country. The groups, including MASIPAG, a network […]

Government urged to focus on genuine solutions to rice crisis

September 25, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Farmers and consumers call for moratorium on Golden Rice project Rice producers in the Philippines are already in peril because of the ongoing crisis of abysmally low farmgate prices of unmilled rice due to the Rice Tariffication Law. Now, with the impending commercial release of genetically modified Golden Rice, Filipino consumers’ health and safety will […]