We are pleased to introduce to you MASIPAG’s new National Coordinator, Cris Panerio. He will be taking over from Dr. Chito Medina, who has recently accepted a post in the national government.
Cris has been with MASIPAG for more than 20 years, first serving as a Technical Officer and then as the Regional Coordinator for Luzon since 2003. With a background and license as an Agricultural Engineer from University of the Philippines Los Baños, Cris chose instead to take the path through development work, helping farmers and indigenous peoples to improve their food production and achieve empowerment and social justice.
Cris believes that “MASIPAG, with its Farmer-led Approach, still has a long way to go – to expand, teach and learn more. I think that MASIPAG has to look deeply to itself by understanding the problems, needs and aspirations of its members in order for them to reach out to others especially the small farmers who are still victims of the prevailing agricultural system.”
We are looking forward to a continued and meaningful partnership and collaboration with you! You can reach Cris at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through email@example.com.