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.

advocacy features

Why Did Farmers, Scientists, and Advocates Filed the Writ of Kalikasan to Stop the Commercial Propagation of GMO Crops Golden Rice and BT Talong? 

May 8, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

What is the Petition for Writ of Kalikasan? The Writ of Kalikasan is a remedy available to a natural or juridical person, entity authorized by law, peoples organization, non-governmental organization, or any public interest group accredited by or registered with any government agency, on behalf of persons whose constitutional right to a balanced and healthful ecology […]

Ang MASIPAG Trial Farm

February 27, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Ang Rice Trial Farm Strategy ng MASIPAG Ang pagpaplano, pagpapasya, at kontrol sa mga aspeto ng agrikultural na produksyon ay nararapat na nasa kamay ng mga magsasaka.  Gayunman, ang mga karapatang ito ay sinasagkaan sa pagputok ng Green Revolution at ng mga transnational corporation gaya ng Syngenta, Monsanto, at Bayer na silang nais monopolyohin ang  […]

JOB OPPORTUNITY | Advocacy Officer for Mindanao

January 27, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG (Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura, Farmer-Scientist Partnership), is a nationwide network of farmers’ organizations, scientists, and non-government organizations working to empower resource-poor Filipino farmers through their control of seeds and biological resources, agricultural production and technologies, and associated knowledge. MASIPAG Mindanao Office is looking for a passionate individual with a high […]

advocacy news

Farmer-led network condemns William Dar’s railroading of Golden Rice’s implementation in the country

April 8, 2022

by MASIPAG National Office

In an event yesterday organized by the United States Department of Agriculture, the Philippine Rice Research Institute announced the approval of Golden Rice’s application for varietal registration under the National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) despite the constant and legitimate calls from farmers, scientists, consumers and concerned citizens to prohibit the entry of Golden Rice.  MASIPAG […]

On IRRI’s 62nd Anniversary, Farmer-Scientist Network Holds Press Conference to Stop the Entry of IRRI’s Golden Rice – Calls For All Candidates to Support Just, Equitable, Safe, Healthy, And Sustainable Food Production

April 4, 2022

by MASIPAG National Office

ILOILO CITY | April 4, 2022 Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG), a farmer-scientist network, along with the Stop Golden Rice Network and other international and local civil society organizations, held a press conference to register the people’s intense opposition to IRRI’s Golden Rice unwanted, impractical and possibly dangerous entry in our […]