Stop Golden Rice Network

What is Stop Golden Rice Network?

SGRN is a regional campaign network comprised of more than 30 organizations across Asia, geared towards strengthening network support and campaign collaboration against the onslaught of corporate control in food and agriculture. The network strives to lead the fight against Golden Rice in Asia.

Formed in 2014 during the Asian Conference against Golden Rice, the network aims primarily as a platform for information exchange, support, monitoring and coordination of initiatives of participants and organizations on the campaign against the introduction, field testing and commercialization of Golden Rice. Apart from campaigns, SGRN also identifies other collaborative activities that promote alternative farmer-led agriculture, such as sustainable and organic agriculture, seed conservation among others.


  • Establish a strong local and regional peoples’ network that will monitor and will act to stop commercialization of Golden Rice and other kinds of GMOs
  • Establish a common platform for communication, support and exchange on matters related to developments and impacts of Golden Rice and other GMOs
  • Lobby local governments to stop field releases of GMOs and to establish GM-free zones


Series of farmer’s field day held at PCB Albay and Camarines Sur!

May 19, 2022

by MASIPAG Luzon

Three Farmers’ Field Days (FFD) were successfully held in various parts of Albay with the member NGO Tarabang Para sa Bicol (TABI). While in Camarines Sur, members of the newly established LaPIOFA farmers’ organization in barangays La Purisima and Palsong Bula, Camarines Sur, led their FFD. The FFDs were attended by fellow farmers, leaders, and […]

Supreme Court’s decision on Anti-Terrorism Law marks the administration’s most dangerous legacy against rural development

April 29, 2022

by MASIPAG National Office

The Supreme Court (SC) announced yesterday its denial with finality on appeals filed by 37 petitioner groups, including MASIPAG, for reconsideration of the Anti-Terrorism Law due to “lack of substantial issues and arguments”. Almost two years ago,  Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura or MASIPAG, a network of more than a hundred people […]

On International Seeds Day, Farmer-led network Strengthens its Call against the Patenting of Life and Promotion of Farmers Rights

April 26, 2022

by MASIPAG National Office

Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) enjoins the Global Coalition of Open Source Seed Initiatives (GOSSI) in envisioning a world in which all seeds are free to be used, saved, shared, bred, and sold by anyone. Such freedoms will enhance the world´s cultivated diversity and the number and diversity of individuals, communities […]


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 […]

MASIPAG Luzon, Ipinagdiwang ang Susing Papel ng mga Kababaihang MASIPAG

April 1, 2022

by MASIPAG Luzon

NUEVA ECIJA – Sa pagtatapos ng buwan ng kababaihan, ginanap ng Masipag Luzon ang selebrasyon ng mahalagang papel ng mga kababaihang MASIPAG sa pagpapalakas, pagpapatatag, at pagsusulong ng karapatan ng mga magsasaka sa pamamagitan ng isang porum kasama ang mga lider ng rehiyon. Naging tampok sa porum kung paano ipinanalo ng mga kababaihan ang kanilang […]

Golden Rice, No Entry! Shutdown IRRI!
Protect Farmers’ and Consumers’ rights!

March 22, 2022

by MASIPAG National Office

On April 4, the International Rice Research Institute, the main pushers of Golden Rice and Green Revolution technologies, culprits behind the erosion of farmers’ knowledge and genetic diversity, and ushers of corporations in pursuit of full control of seeds and agriculture will be celebrating its 62nd anniversary. High-tech yet simplistic solutions peddled by IRRI such […]