Linkaging and Advocacy

MASIPAG takes an active stand on national and global issues that affect the food security and sovereignty of resource-poor Filipino farmers. It advocates farmers’ control on seeds and technologies, genuine agrarian reform and opposes globalization of agriculture, biopiracy, and the patenting of life forms, genetic engineering, and the entry of GMOs in the country. MASIPAG also links with local, national and international groups working on farmers’ rights and sustainable agriculture.

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Likas-kayang pagsasasaka–isang labang lapat sa lupa

May 3, 2024

by MASIPAG National Office

Sentral sa pakikibaka ng mga magsasaka ang usapin ng pagmamay-ari ng lupa. Sa matagal ng panahon, pinapangunahan at malawakang itinataguyod ng Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas kasama ang maraming mga magsasaka ang kampanyang bungkalan para igiit ang kanilang karapatan sa lupa. Ang bungkalan ay isang porma ng paggiit ng pagmamay-ari sa lupa na sinimulan ng mga […]

[ON THE GROUND] Beyond Technical: MASIPAG Mindanao’s Continuing Quest Towards Farmer Empowerment

February 7, 2024

by MASIPAG National Office

While it has not even half of the first quarter of 2024, MASIPAG farmers from Mindanao started the year strong – further strengthening their capacities to lead local food security initiatives through farmer-led agroecology. In Asuncion, Davao del Norte, members of the Abagatan Farmers Association (AFA) collectively tend to the MASIPAG trial farm after the […]

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 […]

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Likas-kayang pagsasasaka–isang labang lapat sa lupa

May 3, 2024

by MASIPAG National Office

Sentral sa pakikibaka ng mga magsasaka ang usapin ng pagmamay-ari ng lupa. Sa matagal ng panahon, pinapangunahan at malawakang itinataguyod ng Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas kasama ang maraming mga magsasaka ang kampanyang bungkalan para igiit ang kanilang karapatan sa lupa. Ang bungkalan ay isang porma ng paggiit ng pagmamay-ari sa lupa na sinimulan ng mga […]

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 […]

Of the Abundance of Nutrients and Culture in the Indigenous Corn Fields of Mindoro, Philippines – MASIPAG Luzon’s Annual Regional Conference of Corn

October 12, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

From September 12 to 14, MASIPAG Luzon spearheaded by its farmer leaders, conducted the MASIPAG Regional Corn Conference in Oriental Mindoro. During the three-day conference, local and indigenous farmer members of MASIPAG discussed and exchanged knowledge regarding farmer-led agroecological corn farming. A corn expedition, in a bid to retrieve and revitalize the traditional corn seeds […]