Category: Features

Farmers’ seeds, grains of liberation!

October 22, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG Luzon continues to develop and train new generations of rice breeders from the different provinces who will come up with new varieties of rice. It is expected that new farmer-trainers will also emerge from the training who will help pass on their skills to other farmers on breeding rice varieties that are resilient to […]

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 […]

Government urged to focus on genuine solutions to rice crisis

September 25, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Farmers and consumers call for moratorium on Golden Rice project Rice producers in the Philippines are already in peril because of the ongoing crisis of abysmally low farmgate prices of unmilled rice due to the Rice Tariffication Law. Now, with the impending commercial release of genetically modified Golden Rice, Filipino consumers’ health and safety will […]

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 […]

Save the Date! Food. Farming. Freedom.

September 16, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

The ongoing rice crisis affecting the farmers and the whole rice industry has touched the hearts of Filipinos: how can we help the farmers? How can we know more about the plight of our farmers? What can we do? The upcoming conference “Food Farming Freedom: Breaking the Food Chain, Building Food Webs” aims to raise […]