Category: Statements

Hands Off Our Seeds! Sign the Statement to #StopUPOV

December 5, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) works for the privatisation of seeds around the world, imposing “intellectual property rights” over plant varieties and enabling companies to monopolise them. UPOV advances corporate rights through seed privatisation and restricts what the rest of us are allowed to do with seeds. If […]

MASIPAG’s Call For Action on the Anniversary of the Bhopal Tragedy: Climate Justice and Phasing Out Highly Hazardous Pesticides at COP28

December 3, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

On this day in 1984, the quiet city of Bhopal in India was turned into a massive gas chamber after a gas leak from the US subsidiary-owned pesticide factory Union Carbide India Ltd which claimed 3,000 lives, with 25,000 more dead in the aftermath. Called as the biggest industrial accident in living memory, 39 years […]

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 […]