In 2018, farmers faced tremendous challenges to food security and food sovereignty, including losing Atty Ben Ramos, a staunch advocate of farmers’ rights to land, seeds and technology. Rice, central to our culture and livelihood has been marred with threats from worsened agricultural liberalization and potentially harmful technology such as Golden Rice.
But we march on! In 2018 we gained the significant support from consumers’ groups who join the farmers in their call for safe food and healthy environment. Our collective voices become louder as we call for safe, sufficient and accessible food for all!
We look forward to 2019 with hope and renewed vigor! Happy holidays to everyone!