Category: Statements

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 […]

Creating Problems for Corporates to “Solve” and Profit with: Golden Rice and the Wastage of Kalabasa Surplus

June 13, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

In the Philippines, roughly one hundred thousand tons of unsold farmer-produced kalabasa (squash) that are naturally rich in vitamin A will likely go to waste while the government pushes for GM Golden Rice to solve Vitamin A deficiency in the country. According to reports, hundreds of tons of squash are currently left lying around unsold […]

To Protect the Environment is to Protect our Biodiversity – Pursue Farmer-led Agroecology Now!

June 6, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) is one with the people in celebrating World Environment Day. Moreover, the farmer-led network forwards that upholding biodiversity is how we can holistically protect and conserve the environment and not green technofix solutions of agrochemical corporations. Currently, the Philippines is dominated by capital and chemical intensive […]