Category: Statements

Protect our Food, Protect our Freedom

October 26, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Food is a central part of the Filipino life. Food and agriculture is central to rural development, a source of livelihood of small farmers, and a reflection of Filipino’s ingenuity and resilience. For the people of an agricultural country such as the Philippines to go hungry due to increased control of industrial agriculture giants, is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]