Category: News

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 […]

MASIPAG Joins Global Call for #ClimateStrike

September 20, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries with Climate change, we already witnessed that during Typhoon Haiyan and Bopha. Aside from its geographical location, the Philippine’s socio-economic conditions of poor farmers, poor indigenous people and the broad masses contribute to such vulnerability. We in MASIPAG, we do our best to promote agroecology because […]

Save the Date! Food. Farming. Freedom.

September 16, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

The ongoing rice crisis affecting the farmers and the whole rice industry has touched the hearts of Filipinos: how can we help the farmers? How can we know more about the plight of our farmers? What can we do? The upcoming conference “Food Farming Freedom: Breaking the Food Chain, Building Food Webs” aims to raise […]

Amidst Crisis, Farmer-Scientist group launch Climate-Resilient Rice Varieties

September 14, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija – In time of worsening crises confronting Philippine agriculture, a farmer-scientist network has shown that adaptation and mitigation to climate change can be achieved through agroecology and sustainable agriculture.  MASIPAG unveiled its collection of rice varieties that are able to withstand the manifestations of climate change in agriculture such as drought, […]

MASIPAG Speaks Out against Rice Tariffication Law

September 6, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG National Coordinator Cris Panerio was interviewed in GMA News TV’s Balitanghali on Sept. 6, 2019. “The Rice Tariffication Law made things worse for the poor farmers,” said Mr. Panerio. “President Duterte’s pronouncement that the NFA should buy the palay from the farmersis just a knee-jerk reaction because what should be done is to repeal […]