Category: MASIPAG Visayas

Farmers’ Field Day in the MASIPAG Trial Farm in Central Philippines, a Platform of Farmer and Student Solidarity for Food and Seed Sovereignty

October 10, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

VISAYAS – Together with farmers from Capiz and Northern Iloilo, the Farmers’ Field Day (FFD) was successfully held at the established Rice Trial Farm at the MASIPAG Farmers’ Agroecological Research Farm (backup farm) in San Dionisio, Iloilo last October 7, 2023. FFD is a long-held tradition within MASIPAG wherein farmers’ organizations open their trial farms […]

Intensifying Farmers’ initiatives for seed, food security & climate resilience one Trial Farm at a time

September 29, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Did you know that MASIPAG currently has a total of 2,180 rice collection? Most impressively, it is the small farmers who lead the conservation, production and improvement of seeds through the Trial Farm strategy and farmer-led breeding. Through Trial Farm, People’s Organizations (POs) conserve at least 50 rice varieties/selections. From these, they are able to […]

EVENT | FEELING CLIMATE CHANGE TO THE BONE

August 23, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Event Details Date: 6 September 2023 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Philippine Time The work and understanding of climate change are heavily based on technocentric frames where the voices of vulnerable communities most affected are largely ignored. There is an urgent need to give a platform to those communities for whom climate change is […]

PRESS STATEMENT | Strengthen Local Production Not Over Reliance to Importation, as Answer to Rice Crisis – MASIPAG 

August 17, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

According to the Department of Agriculture (DA), the country is expecting a price decrease for rice following the government’s continuing talks with the major rice importing countries Vietnam and India. With an intention to import 500,000 metric tons of rice for this year, the clamor to holistically strengthen our own rice industry through farmer-led agroecology […]