Filipino farmers - updates

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Senate approves measure using 4Ps fund to buy palay from PH farmers on final reading

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:37 PM

The joint resolution also encourages local governments to buy from Filipino farmers

PRICES. Filipino farmers earn very little, based on data from the government. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

[OPINION] Why farm mechanization won't help our farmers

Oct 27, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The Department of Agriculture's efforts fail to attack the root of peasant poverty: landlessness

[OPINION] Who will feed the farmers?

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:20 PM

'This is not the first massacre of farmers in Philippine history. Filipino farmers have long fought for genuine agrarian reforms... They ask for land, not bullets.'

Massacres, incidents of violence against farmers

Oct 23, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Filipino farmers have taken it upon themselves to fight for their rights but have been met with bullets as protests turn violent

High rice prices a win for farmers – Piñol

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'Farmers never had it so good until today,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

PERSPECTIVE. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol appeals to the public to look at the rice situation in another light. Photo by Ralf Rivas


Imports to address inflation? Support farmers instead – Bam Aquino

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:46 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV warns rice tariffication might be another 'knee-jerk reaction' to bring down inflation

INFLATION. Senator Bam Aquino says the government should support local farmers and fishermen instead of relying on imports to curb inflation. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Villar pushes for P10-billion rice farmers' subsidy

Aug 15, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar says she won't agree to rice tariffication if farmers would not get subsidies

SUBSIDIES. Senator Cynthia Villar vows to block rice tariffication without subsidies for farmers. Photo by Ralf Rivas


In La Union, farmers let tourists pick grapes

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Tourists don't mind shelling out P300 per kilo of red cardinal grapes as long as they do the picking themselves

FRESH FRUITS. Tourist Chi Vallido fofCavite City  visits Bauang in La Union to harvest fresh grapes. Photo by Mau Victa

Farmers still hungry after 30 years of agrarian reform

Jun 28, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Farmers appeal to Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones to help them move out from unfair deals with tycoons

The movie entries for the ToFarm film festival 2018

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The film festival opens on September 12

Photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Filipino farmers urged to sell their palay to NFA

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:24 PM

'We are appealing to the farmers to help us also. It is not only the task of NFA to ensure food security of the nation, it is the task of everybody,' says National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino

What if our farmers give up on us?

Jul 09, 2017 - 3:15 PM

It is time to rethink how each of us can help Filipino farmers even in small ways

FARMERS. Let us rethink ways to help farmers in the Philippines

Coron farmers group wants justice for slain leader

Sep 26, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Farmers in Basuanga want the killer of peasant leader Arnel Figueroa jailed Figueroa s murder was caught on video

SLAIN FARMER. Arnel Figueroa dies after a heated exchange with the blue guards of the Bureau of Animal Industry in Coron, Palawan. Screengrab from video

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

NO MORE FEES? Cebu 1st District Representative Raul del Mar wants to remove a burden off the shoulders of Filipino farmers. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

A Filipino farmer’s plea: ‘Support us, love us’

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:56 PM

In a forum hosted by the Asian Development Bank farmers talk about the problems they face and the possible solutions that government and public sector can do

[Executive Edge] Empowering the Filipino farmer via texting

Sep 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The Sagip Buhay at Saka provides farmers timely updates to help prevent crop loss due to weather disturbances

#StoryoftheNation: State of Hacienda Luisita

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Hacienda Luisita – owned by President Aquino s family – is the most famous case study of the alleged failure of the Philippines land reform program

WAITING FOR AGRARIAN RFORM. Farmer activists wait for the Department of Agrarian Reform to decide on disputed land Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac. File photo by Dax Simbol

Farmers protest delay in land distribution under Aquino

Jul 27, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Among the farmers present early Monday are those tilling land within Hacienda Luisita the most famous case study of the country s land reform law

DA to farmers: Use rainy season to fight El Niño

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:40 PM

The start of the rainy season in parts of the country is a chance for farmers to plant early and collect rainwater in preparation for the dryer days ahead says the agency

SAVING WATER. This water impounding system or water pond acts as a repository for rainwater which farmers can use on a dry day. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Aquino's 2015 agri budget: What's in it, what's missing

Aug 05, 2014 - 5:55 PM

There are big increases for the fisheries and coconut sectors and focus on agricultural infrastructure but improving farmers land tenure is not a priority

ROAD TO RICE SELF-SUFFICIENCY. The Philippine rice sector needs more irrigation, farm mechanization, credit for farmers and better post-harvest facilities to attain rice self-sufficiency and competitiveness against other rice-producing countries

Pangilinan: Want economic growth? Put farmers, fisherfolk first

Jul 15, 2014 - 9:48 AM

The private sector including creative businessmen and social entrepreneurs can make the biggest impact on agriculture says the agriculture official

Farmers stage lightning rally in Palace complex

Feb 14, 2012 - 3:33 PM

Valentine message to the President: have the heart to speed up agrarian reform