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To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines' local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood

To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco

What local governments owe tobacco farmers

May 29, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Tobacco farmers in Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur, say their local government uses its share in excise taxes on cigarettes in funding non-tobacco farming projects

What local governments owe tobacco farmers

IN PHOTOS: Artists pay tribute to farmers, carabaos in Binatbatan Festival of Arts

May 06, 2017 - 9:38 PM

See Vigan's colorful culture and history depicted on carabaos at the Binatbatan Festival of Arts!

IN PHOTOS: Artists pay tribute to farmers, carabaos in Binatbatan Festival of Arts

How to feed a billion people (and get rock-hard abs)

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:55 PM

By protecting fisheries, humanity can raise yearly wild seafood yields by 100 million metric tonnes – enough to feed a billion people every day, forever

How to feed a billion people (and get rock-hard abs)

Piñol urges farmers to use guide map for crop planning

Mar 26, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The color-coded guide map provides data that farmers need to identify the type of crops suitable for their land

Piñol urges farmers to use guide map for crop planning

DOLE widens ban on child labor in agriculture

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The agriculture sector, which employs more than 85,000 children, has the highest incidence of child labor in the country

DOLE widens ban on child labor in agriculture

Meet Mr. Good Morning

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Is coffee an important part of your morning? Then you have to thank coffee farmers like Felix Angcao

Meet Mr. Good Morning

#LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Nov 01, 2016 - 7:35 AM

'The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction,' says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien

#LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Indonesian farmers launch class action over oil spill

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:40 PM

The case in Sydney's Federal Court on behalf of up to 13,000 Indonesian farmers is against the firm which operated the well-head platform, PTTEP Australasia

Indonesian farmers launch class action over oil spill

Agriculture chief: Organic farming not for everyone

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says the market demand should dictate which farming method farmers in different areas can use

Agriculture chief: Organic farming not for everyone

Lawmaker wants farmers’ irrigation fees scrapped

Jul 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM

House Bill 558 seeks to ease the burdens of Filipino farmers and make them more productive

Lawmaker wants farmers’ irrigation fees scrapped

'A social enterprise is a business with a soul'

Jul 11, 2016 - 4:08 PM

'I heard what everyone needs to hear from the most unsuspecting, rugged-looking person who looked at everyone with ease'

'A social enterprise is a business with a soul'

Chocolatey love: OFW group seeks support for PH cacao farmers

Jul 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

A group of Filipino expats is using chocolates to express a different kind of affection: their love for the Philippines

Chocolatey love: OFW group seeks support for PH cacao farmers

Piñol calls out DA officials for using outdated soil data

Jul 02, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says he is giving officials 45 days to complete nationwide soil testing and sampling to allow farmers to determine appropriate crops and fertilizers to use for the next planting season

Piñol calls out DA officials for using outdated soil data

Groundbreaking discovery of organic molecule in space

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:06 AM

The recently discovered interstellar molecule is the most complex ever discovered outside our solar system, and the first chiral molecule detected in interstellar space

Groundbreaking discovery of organic molecule in space

Dear President Duterte: What future awaits farmers?

May 23, 2016 - 1:10 PM

An expatriate asks about the future of farmers and organic agriculture in the Philippines

Dear President Duterte: What future awaits farmers?

How El Niño threatens Southeast Asia’s food security now and in the future

May 17, 2016 - 5:56 PM

'People’s lives have practically worsened,' says Wilhelmina Pelegrina, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Food and Ecological Agriculture Coordinator

How El Niño threatens Southeast Asia’s food security now and in the future

Organic farming thrives in Isabela

May 04, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Training in organic farming in Isabela helps farmers like Mang Kikoy recover from disasters and other calamities

Organic farming thrives in Isabela

Farmers demand gov't aid, block Koronadal-GenSan highway

Apr 24, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Farmers demanding government aid also demand justice for the protesting farmers who were killed in Kidapawan City last April 1

Farmers demand gov't aid, block Koronadal-GenSan highway

Simple life is a sustainable life for Aeta community

Feb 07, 2016 - 9:29 AM

'Iba pa rin ang katutubo' says an indigenous leader

Simple life is a sustainable life for Aeta community

Alcala wants farming to become 'sexy' again to younger Filipinos

Jan 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The agriculture secretary stresses the need to attract younger Filipinos to take up farming to ensure the Philippines' food security in the coming decades

Alcala wants farming to become 'sexy' again to younger Filipinos

Young farmers in Yolanda-hit region promote resilient agriculture

Jan 28, 2016 - 6:12 PM

Young survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda are some of the voices calling for resilient agriculture to address the threats of climate change to agriculture

Young farmers in Yolanda-hit region promote resilient agriculture

How agriculture saved a former US soldier

Dec 22, 2015 - 5:00 PM

'I found my humanity when I gave up the conveniences of modern life. I see people who have nothing in terms of material yet they are the happiest people,' says Patrick Taylor about the farmers of Mindanao

How agriculture saved a former US soldier

Erap: Allow vegetable gardens of poor on your land

Nov 18, 2015 - 4:47 PM

The Manila mayor encourages the 'rich and landed' residents to let poor families use their perimeter walls as vertical vegetable gardens to help solve the problem of hunger

Erap: Allow vegetable gardens of poor on your land

Seaweed additive can boost rice yield by 65% – gov’t scientists

Nov 13, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Carrageenan, a substance found in seaweed, can help Filipino rice farmers earn and save more, according to government research

Seaweed additive can boost rice yield by 65% – gov’t scientists

Signals: Indigenous communities and climate change

Nov 10, 2015 - 11:55 PM

[Special Report] We take a look at how two indigenous communities are heeding signals from the Earth, as they cope with and adapt to a changing planet

Signals: Indigenous communities and climate change

Signals: Blame Game

Nov 10, 2015 - 7:25 AM

Mindoro's forests are vanishing at a rapid pace – and swidden farming, better known as kaingin, is eyed as one of the culprits. Are the Mangyans really to blame?

Signals: Blame Game

What's eating up Mindoro's forests?

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

If there really is no logging, then why are trees disappearing?

What's eating up Mindoro's forests?

When there's smoke, there's fire?

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

When there's smoke, there's fire?

Mangyans and kaingin

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

How are indigenous people's rights, kaingin, and the environment linked?

Mangyans and kaingin

Local coffee origins #StartsWithACup

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Think twice about where your coffee comes from, because it makes a difference

Local coffee origins #StartsWithACup

9 questions for Toby's Estate founder Toby Smith

Sep 20, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Toby Smith shares his passion for coffee and how it fuels the growth of the Australian coffee chain Toby's Estate

9 questions for Toby's Estate founder Toby Smith

Kommaly Chanthavong: Preserving culture, weaving women’s future

Sep 04, 2015 - 4:25 PM

Kommaly Chanthavong escaped the bombings of the Vietnam War, bringing only heirloom pieces of silk with her. Now, she helps poor displaced women earn a livelihood through silk weaving.

Kommaly Chanthavong: Preserving culture, weaving women’s future

Myths about the Mangyan

Aug 22, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Do you know who the Mangyans are?

Myths about the Mangyan

FAO launches digital platform to help family farmers

Jun 17, 2015 - 6:33 PM

The Food and Agricultural Organization launches a digital platform to bridge the gap between policymakers and family farmers

FAO launches digital platform to help family farmers

7 PH agri products to rave about at Madrid Fusion Manila

Apr 25, 2015 - 10:16 AM

From award-winning chocolate to premium coffee from iconic mountains, here are products that boast, "Made in the Philippines"

7 PH agri products to rave about at Madrid Fusion Manila

Summer rains bring brief respite to upland farmers

Apr 22, 2015 - 5:48 PM

PAGASA forecasts that the prevailing rains induced by thunderstorms will continue until May in Central and Northern Luzon – a boon to farmers affected by El Niño

Summer rains bring brief respite to upland farmers

5 things you can do to save the environment while also feeling good

Apr 09, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Shifting to stainless steel water bottle, replanting vegetables in pots, and other practices that will do you, your family, your neighbors, and the environment good

5 things you can do to save the environment while also feeling good

Lessons from Japan: Rebuilding agriculture after disasters

Mar 18, 2015 - 8:00 PM

resilient livelihoods in a country as extremely affected by climate-related disasters as the Philippines is possible

Lessons from Japan: Rebuilding agriculture after disasters

Japanese technology boosts organic farming in Benguet

Mar 15, 2015 - 5:25 PM

Mokusaku, developed in Japan, is now being used in Benguet to combat the use of synthetic fertilizers and chemicals

Japanese technology boosts organic farming in Benguet

EcoWEB: Helping Mindanao farmers rise from conflict

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:27 PM

How has one social enterprise helped Mindanao farmers produce more and rise above their vulnerability to conflict?

EcoWEB: Helping Mindanao farmers rise from conflict

Women and organic farming: Ending hunger one garden at a time

Mar 08, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Women have a big role in ending hunger not just in their families but also in the community

Women and organic farming: Ending hunger one garden at a time

Eating out? 10 delicious meatless dishes to order

Mar 07, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Not sure what to order when you've sworn off meat? Here are a few savory guilt-free dishes to enjoy

Eating out? 10 delicious meatless dishes to order

Bahay Kubo Organics: Bringing farming to the city

Feb 28, 2015 - 10:39 PM

The goal of the group is to bring aquaponics to places that need it most: places where you thought it was impossible to grow anything in

Bahay Kubo Organics: Bringing farming to the city

Rice, ducks go together in solving hunger

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:14 PM

The integrated rice-duck farming system (IRDFS) is about growing rice and ducks together in an irrigated paddy field. The paddling movement of the ducks stimulates the rice plants to produce more grains.

Rice, ducks go together in solving hunger

Teacher, teacher, Yolanda left scars

Nov 08, 2014 - 2:00 PM

The class is about to start. Some have had lunch, others have not. Some cannot wait to learn, others cannot wait for dinner

Teacher, teacher, Yolanda left scars

How recycling trash puts food on the table

Oct 16, 2014 - 12:08 PM

On World Food Day 2014, find out how a village's organic waste management puts healthy food on the tables of the hungry

How recycling trash puts food on the table

Empowering farmers against climate change

Oct 02, 2014 - 4:09 PM

With the looming effects of climate change, it is important that the hardest-hit sector is secure

Empowering farmers against climate change

HIGHLIGHTS: #EndPoverty: Social Business Summit 2014

Oct 02, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Join the #EndPoverty conversation and see your tweets in the live blog below. Follow Rappler's live updates from Gawad Kalinga’s Social Business Summit in Angat, Bulacan, from October 2 - 4.

HIGHLIGHTS: #EndPoverty: Social Business Summit 2014

Making farming work in the big city

Sep 09, 2014 - 6:40 PM

'In gardening, you realize that everything in life is connected to the soil. You get a deeper understanding of life. You get your hands dirty to create something beautiful and useful.'

Making farming work in the big city