Category: News

Visayan Farmers urge local government units (LGUs) for the passage of ordinance preventing the entry of GM crops and institute measures to protect farmers’ and consumers’ right to healthy and safe food

May 2, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG farmers in the Visayas welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to issue the Writ of Kalikasan vs. golden rice and BT eggplant during its en banc deliberations last April 18, 2023. The court’s decision is an affirmation of the petitioner’s concern about its irreparable damage and risk to agrobiodiversity and the environment. “As organic farmer-practitioners, […]

Supreme Court Issues Writ of Kalikasan on Golden Rice and Bt Eggplant, MASIPAG continues to call for action to end commercialization

April 19, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

On April 18, 2023, the Supreme Court during its En Banc deliberations issued a Writ of Kalikasan filed by various farmers organizations, scientists and civil society leaders spearheaded by MASIPAG. The Writ of Kalikasan seeks to stop the commercial propagation of the genetically modified crops Golden Rice and Bt Eggplant. “We welcome this move by […]

IRRI: A Hindrance in the Achievement of Genuine Food Security

April 4, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

On its 63rd year since the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) establishment in the Philippines, Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) registers the urgent need to #ShutdownIRRI and to once and for all let the farmers lead our way to genuine food security and food sovereignty.  “For six decades, IRRI has been […]

MASIPAG on the Day of the Landless: Genuine Land Reform is Genuine Food Security

March 29, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) is one with the peasantry around the world in combating the wide scale land grabbing and land dispossession by landlords and agrochemical corporations. While the biggest agrochemical corporations cuddle with one another to maximize and safeguard their profit amid worsening global economic and food crises, it […]