Category: Features

Hands Off Our Seeds! Sign the Statement to #StopUPOV

December 5, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) works for the privatisation of seeds around the world, imposing “intellectual property rights” over plant varieties and enabling companies to monopolise them. UPOV advances corporate rights through seed privatisation and restricts what the rest of us are allowed to do with seeds. If […]

MASIPAG’s Call For Action on the Anniversary of the Bhopal Tragedy: Climate Justice and Phasing Out Highly Hazardous Pesticides at COP28

December 3, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

On this day in 1984, the quiet city of Bhopal in India was turned into a massive gas chamber after a gas leak from the US subsidiary-owned pesticide factory Union Carbide India Ltd which claimed 3,000 lives, with 25,000 more dead in the aftermath. Called as the biggest industrial accident in living memory, 39 years […]

Job Opportunity: South Central Mindanao Area Coordinator

November 20, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG (Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura, Farmer-Scientist Partnership), is a nationwide network of farmers’ organizations, scientists, and non-government organizations working to empower resource-poor Filipino farmers through their control of seeds and biological resources, agricultural production and technologies, and associated knowledge. MASIPAG Mindanao is looking for a passionate individual with a high sense […]

Farmers to PhilRice: Uphold Rice Science For and By Filipino Farmers, Stop Promoting Golden Rice and other Corporate-owned Technofix Solutions

November 7, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

On DA-PhilRice 38th founding anniversary, farmer-led network Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) calls to PhilRice to uphold genuine rice science by abandoning the path of corporate science and its technofix solutions, chemical-intensive agriculture, and capital-driven models in favor of the vibrant and resilient alternatives offered by peasant science and farmer-led agroecology.  […]