Category: Statements

SONA ng Bayan: One with the Filipino people’s fight for a just, sustainable, and farmer-centered food systems

July 26, 2021

by MASIPAG National Office

As President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his last report on the national situation and developments under his tenure thru the State of the Nation Address (SONA), farmer-scientist network Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) reiterates its call for a just, sustainable and farmer-centered food system and calls for support for people-led initiatives addressing […]

Isang taon, isang tanong: Paano ang mga maliliit na magsasaka?

March 15, 2021

by MASIPAG National Office

Ngayong araw noong nakaraang taon ay isinailalim ang Pilipinas sa isang lockdown. Ayon sa mga otoridad, ito diumano ay upang mapigilan ang lubos pang pagkalat ng COVID-19 sa bansa. Ngunit, nito lamang ay nakita natin ang muling paglobo ng kaso ng mga apektado ng pandemya, muling dumadaing ang mga frontliners sa kakulangan ng pasilidad at […]

Why We Oppose Golden Rice

August 8, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

(Released today in commemoration of the International Day of Protest Against Golden Rice, now in its 7th year) The push for corporate-led solutions to hunger and malnutrition is alarming. In particular, Golden Rice is now being proposed as a solution to the worsening hunger and malnutrition associated with the pandemic. Agrochemical transnationals (TNCs) and collaborating institutions […]

Oras na, IRRI magsara ka na!

April 10, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Sa gitna ng maraming hakbang upang labanan ang mga epekto ng pandemyang COVID-19 sa buhay at kabuhayan ng maraming mamamayan sa buong mundo, unti-unti nating nakikita ang kabangkarotehan ng agrikulturang naka-sandig sa kapital at ‘malayang’ merkado, mapaminsala sa kalusugan at kalikasan, at kontrolado ng mga malalaking dayuhang korporasyon. Sa ika-animnapung anibersaryo ng International Rice Research […]