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Farmer – Scientist group MASIPAG cautions DA on opening IP lands for further corporate plunder

April 29, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Thursday last week the Agriculture Department Secretary, Mr. William Dar announced that his agency is endorsing the proposal of agri-business firm AgriNurture Inc (ANI) to “develop” idle indigenous lands to boost corn production by mixing it with rice. This according to Secretary Dar is in response to looming food gaps exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Make Agroecology our New Normal

April 29, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

As the pandemic Covid 19 lashes out on many countries including the Philippines, problems on agriculture and food has come to the fore. The pandemic has exposed the problems of the ‘normalcy’ of the current agriculture wherein both the people and the environment suffer.    The chemical intensive, market-oriented and corporate controlled agribusiness has wreaked […]

MASIPAG celebrates IWD 2020, calls for women’s right to food

March 8, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) joins in the celebration of the International Women’s Day. The farmer-led network calls state institutions and the public to give special attention to the economic and social rights of women, particularly the right to food. Various studies have pointed out that safeguarding women’s rights and ensuring […]

‘Monsanto herbicide in GM corn, alarming’ – MASIPAG

March 5, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Iloilo City – Farmer scientist group MASIPAG raised alarm over ‘dangerous’ findings in herbicide Glyphosate in a forum held last February 20, 2020. Results indicate presence and persistence of Glyphosate in a GM corn farming community in Guinbialan, a small village in the town of Maayon, Capiz. Glyphosate, the world’s best selling herbicide, has been used extensively to […]