Category: Features

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, […]

MASIPAG Speaks Out against Rice Tariffication Law

September 6, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG National Coordinator Cris Panerio was interviewed in GMA News TV’s Balitanghali on Sept. 6, 2019. “The Rice Tariffication Law made things worse for the poor farmers,” said Mr. Panerio. “President Duterte’s pronouncement that the NFA should buy the palay from the farmersis just a knee-jerk reaction because what should be done is to repeal […]

New Report on Transformational Food Systems Launched

August 14, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG among the 21 featured initiatives The Global Alliance for the Future of Food and Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development have released a new report addressing the “significant transformation needed for the future of food that is resilient, renewable, healthy, equitable, diverse and interconnected.” Titled “Beacons of Hope: Accelerating Transformations to Sustainable Food Systems” the […]

Golden Rice Uprooting Commemorated

August 9, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Highlights on global day of action against Golden Rice Aug 8 – From Manila to Dhaka, the resounding call of farmers, consumers and development networks to stop Golden Rice field trials and commercialization were issued through various forms and activities, commemorating the historic Golden Rice uprooting in Pili, Camarines Sur six years ago. On Aug […]