Category: MASIPAG Regions

[ON THE GROUND] Seeds of Hope Against Golden Rice

February 21, 2024

by MASIPAG National Office

As early as 1995, MASIPAG rice varieties bred by its farmer members have been the focus topic of well-meaning and nationalist academicians.  Dubbed by many as a “seed of hope” in attaining food sovereignty, and a way of life for the MASIPAG farmers, the MASIPAG rice varieties had already proven and continuously proven themselves in […]

[ON THE GROUND] Beyond Technical: MASIPAG Mindanao’s Continuing Quest Towards Farmer Empowerment

February 7, 2024

by MASIPAG National Office

While it has not even half of the first quarter of 2024, MASIPAG farmers from Mindanao started the year strong – further strengthening their capacities to lead local food security initiatives through farmer-led agroecology. In Asuncion, Davao del Norte, members of the Abagatan Farmers Association (AFA) collectively tend to the MASIPAG trial farm after the […]

Sharing Community: From Philippines to Brazil Towards Farmer Empowerment

October 25, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Sharing community is alive even among organizations from different parts of the world.  A testament to this was the lively and meaningful exchange between MASIPAG and Centro Ecologico (Brazil) when Gabriel Meirelles visited the MASIPAG National Back Up Farm (NBUF) in Nueva Ecija on October 20-21, 2023.  As fellow partner organizations of the Swedish Society […]

Of the Abundance of Nutrients and Culture in the Indigenous Corn Fields of Mindoro, Philippines – MASIPAG Luzon’s Annual Regional Conference of Corn

October 12, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

From September 12 to 14, MASIPAG Luzon spearheaded by its farmer leaders, conducted the MASIPAG Regional Corn Conference in Oriental Mindoro. During the three-day conference, local and indigenous farmer members of MASIPAG discussed and exchanged knowledge regarding farmer-led agroecological corn farming. A corn expedition, in a bid to retrieve and revitalize the traditional corn seeds […]