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[OPINION] In the service of the Filipino

Jul 09, 2020 - 6:52 PM

'What has ABS-CBN done in the service of the Filipino? This is the accusing, if not sarcastic, question many administration allies ask...'

Berries for a cause: Women-led initiative connects Cordillera farmers to the city

Jun 28, 2020 - 11:06 AM

Fresh strawberries, jams, lemons, and more – enjoy Cordillera produce and support their famers at the same time through local online business Sadiwa

Nestle upsets Fairtrade over KitKat cocoa sourcing

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Nestle says it will switch from Fairtrade to Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa producers for KitKat chocolate wafers sold in Britain and Ireland

San Miguel to buy excess carabao milk from farmers’ cooperatives

May 30, 2020 - 4:31 PM

'By buying their excess milk, we are hoping to help not only our farmers stay in business but also get these produce to food banks and communities,' says SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang

CARABAO MILK. A man collects milk from a carabao. Photo from the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center website

Filipino farmers, fisherfolk most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses due to climate change

May 23, 2020 - 8:03 AM

An expert says prolonged heat exposure increases the vulnerability of farmers and fisherfolk to 'climate-sensitive' illnesses, such as heat stress and heat stroke

A DAY'S WORK. Fisherfolk dock a fishing boat along the shore of Barangay Paltic in Dingalan, Aurora. Photo by Kathleen Lei Limayo

Lockdown 'accident': Online shop helps Dumagat farmers sell produce in Metro Manila

May 22, 2020 - 1:30 PM

One man's rash decision to buy 5 jeeps of produce blossoms into a social enterprise that helps farmers, and those who've found themselves jobless during the coronavirus lockdown

[OPINION] How do we mourn the death of a peasant woman political prisoner?

May 10, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'I hope that the government would release political prisoners, especially those who are elderly and sick. We know that Nanay Ede could have been your mother, could have been any of the 19.7 million agricultural workers in the country.'

During pandemic, farmers find home for their produce in online platform

May 07, 2020 - 6:09 PM

DELIVER-e hopes to solve the supply chain gap from farmers to the markets or doorsteps of consumers

PH farmers sell P1.6-B worth of agri products for coronavirus relief of LGUs

May 07, 2020 - 5:14 PM

As many as 245 LGUs purchase P1.58 billion worth of farmers' yield – palay, milled rice, corn, vegetables, fruits, pork, chicken, fish, and spices – in the past two months

FRESH PRODUCE. Fresh vegetables are arranged in the municipal gym of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao before being distributed to residents. Photo courtesy of Bai Settie Shahara Mastura

Canada's pandemic-hit farmers, food industries get emergency aid

May 06, 2020 - 8:45 AM

The Canadian government is giving Can$252 million (US$180 million) in emergency aid to farmers and food producers hit by the coronavirus pandemic

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference on COVID-19 situation in Canada from his residence March 17, 2020 in Ottawa, Canada. Canada is closing its borders to most foreigners -- excluding Americans -- in a bid to stem the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on March 16, 2020. "All Canadians, as much as possible, should also stay home," he told a news conference outside his home, where he and his family are self-isolating after his wife Sophie tested positive for COVID-19.  Dave Chan / AFP

Coronavirus lockdown pushes farmers, fisherfolk into deeper poverty

May 01, 2020 - 9:00 AM

It took a pandemic for the national government to realize the need to buy directly from farmers

Bulacan farmers group sells 4 tons of produce online since lockdown

Apr 08, 2020 - 3:29 PM

The online Bagsakan farmers market is launched on March 21 on Facebook. Farmers bring their crops to pick up points in Quezon City once a week.

600,000 farmers to receive P5,000 pandemic relief

Apr 06, 2020 - 6:20 PM

'Our rice farmers will receive it as a direct cash transfer that they can use to buy either farm inputs, food for their families, or anything they need,' says Agriculture Secretary William Dar

Farmers trash spoiled vegetables while poor go hungry

Apr 06, 2020 - 5:01 PM

The government plays catch up fixing disrupted supply chains caused by vague lockdown rules

As virus leaves borders shut, European farmers sound alarm

Mar 25, 2020 - 11:35 PM

Hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers are unable to help with fruit and vegetable harvests in Germany due to travel restrictions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic

Workers are seen in an asparagus field in Senden near Coesfeld, western Germany, on March 20, 2020. - According to the German Farmers' Association (DBV), the spread of the coronavirus and the measures taken throughout Europe to contain the chain of infection have 'a significant impact on domestic agriculture'. Fruit and vegetable producers, who are dependent on the use of foreign seasonal workers, are currently particularly affected. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP)

[OPINION] Do you believe in 'quiet activism?'

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:41 PM

'I realized that activism does not always need to be performed publicly, that some kinds of activism are not obvious'

How an agritourism spot empowers Palawan farmers through art

Feb 22, 2020 - 1:37 PM

For the resident artists in Yamang Bukid in Puerto Princesa, guiding farmers to find their creative genius is a way of empowering marginalized workers

YAMANG BUKID. Yamang Bukid in Puerto Princesa,Palawan. Photo courtesy of JM Zapanta

When cash aid is not enough: Helping displaced farmers, informal workers

Feb 22, 2020 - 1:04 PM

It is crucial for disaster victims and vulnerable sectors to be aware of the kinds of adaptation support available to them and how they can access them

FARMERS. The impact of Typhoon Usman made farmer Nephtale Cillian and his wife  anxious since farming is their only source of livelihood. Photo by Mavic Conde

‘Magtahi ay di biro’: At stitching workshop, advocates tackle farmers’ struggles

Feb 13, 2020 - 8:55 PM

Workshop participants create a banner, which they will unfurl at a Valentine's Day demonstration calling for the repeal of the rice tariffication law

STITCH TO RESIST. Advocates learn blanket stitching while holding a discussion on the effects of the rice tariffication law during "Magtahi ay 'di Biro" workshop at the Studio Soup Zine Library, Cubao Expo on February 8. All photos from Makô

WATCH: Cavite coffee farmers struggle to rise from the ashes

Jan 30, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Ashfall from Taal Volcano destroys hectares of coffee trees in Amadeo, Cavite

[OPINION] The price we pay when we neglect our farmers

Jan 27, 2020 - 10:27 AM

Farmers like Mang Dante struggle to survive the severe effects of the rice tariffication law. It's because of stories like his that farmers need your moral and financial support.

Gov't readies cash loan for farmers affected by Taal Volcano eruption

Jan 13, 2020 - 9:35 AM

The Department of Agriculture says affected farmers and fisherfolk may get a loan of P25,000 with zero interest, payable in 3 years

Biggest fears for 2020

Jan 08, 2020 - 2:00 PM

What are yours?

Rice tariffication: Birth pains force farmers' kids out of school

Jan 06, 2020 - 5:05 PM

They're ditching farming as their children drop out of school. Will there still be Filipino rice farmers left in this new decade?

How a simple noche buena project evolved to help rice farmers in Nueva Ecija

Dec 20, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Looking back, I can’t help but wonder how a simple noche buena gift-giving project was able to take on a life of its own and evolve into this

GIVING BACK. The author, along with Team Pilipinas, leads a humble initiative to help farmers' families in Talavera, Nueva Ecija. All photos from Team Pilipinas

Cebu farmer shot dead at home

Dec 17, 2019 - 10:05 PM

No motive has been established yet for the shooting

[OPINION] When a farmer asks for seeds instead of noche buena

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:48 AM

For those of you who would like to be part of Team Pilipinas' humble initiative for our farmers, we still accept donations. Get the details in this story.

House OKs resolution allowing use of 4Ps fund to buy palay from farmers

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:40 PM

House Joint Resolution No. 22 would authorize the government to tap the remaining P6.97-billion rice subsidy fund under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program to help rice farmers

RICE FARMERS. Muddy water spurts out as a field laborer pulls out the rice seedlings in Banay-banay, Davao Oriental. File photo by RaksyBH/Shutterstock.com

This farm in Pagsanjan empowers banana farmers through sustainable agri-livelihood project

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:15 AM

Villa Socorro Farm has provided livelihood for over 200 farmers through producing banana chips

Red-tagged Oxfam, NCCP slam military for 'malicious, careless' attack

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:57 AM

The Farmers Development Center also says their inclusion in the red list was meant to 'silence our advocacy' for farmers rights

MILITARY LIST. The military tells lawmakers on November 5, 2019 that 18 groups are allegedly front organizations for the Communist Party of the Philippines. Photo sourced by Rappler

Moshing for farmer’s lives

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:39 PM

'Galit na galit na ang mga patay!' Ourselves the Elves vocalist Alyana Cabral screams. The crowd riles back

House OKs on 2nd reading reso allowing gov’t to buy palay from farmers

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:29 PM

The resolution would authorize the government to use the remaining P6.97-billion rice subsidy fund under 4Ps to buy rice directly from farmers

LOW PRICES. Farmers in Pugo, La Union, show off their high grade palay amid concerns over the negative impact of the rice tarrification law on palay prices. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Equipping San Isidro farmers through agro-enterprise

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:01 PM

Farmers in San Isidro, Davao del Norte, hope for a brighter future for their families as they apply what they've learned from agro-enterprise trainings

FRUITS OF LABOR. Narciso Lara is one of 10 farmers part of the demo farm project of the Peace and Equity Foundation to link enablers across the value chain of San Isidro, Davao del Norte. Photo from PEF

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

New cocoa deals help peasant farmers, but not enough

Nov 03, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast and Ghana remain mired in poverty

COCOA SECTOR. Members of an agricultural cocoa cooperative put cocoa beans to dry on April 17, 2019, at a farm near Adzope, southern Ivory Coast. File photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

[OPINYON] Sa mga mata ng anak ng isang magsasaka

Oct 28, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Parang isang malaking biro ng tadhana at ng gobyerno na ang mga taong nagbibigay ng maihahain ng masa sa hapag nila ay silang walang maihain dahil sa pagkalugi

[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

House panel OKs resolution allowing gov’t to buy palay from farmers

Oct 23, 2019 - 3:37 PM

House committee on agriculture and food chair Wilfrido Mark Enverga is hoping President Rodrigo Duterte would certify the measure as urgent

RICE CRISIS. Lawmakers are moving to pass measures that would allow the government to purchase palay stock directly from rice farmers. Photo by RaksyBH/Shutterstock.com

Free concert by local artists spotlight farmers’ plight

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Farmers from different regions converge at a fair trade in Quezon City as part of peasant month activities in October

STAND WITH FARMERS. Singer-songwriter Bullet Dumas performs at Bagsakan fair trade and concert at Quezon Memorial Circle. Photo by Jaia Yap/Rappler

Trump claims a victory in China trade war, but U.S. farmers want details

Oct 15, 2019 - 7:35 PM

American farmers aren't celebrating just yet, as they seek concrete information on the United States' tentative trade deal with China

Farmer Terry Davidson walks through his soy fields July 6, 2018, in Harvard, Illinois, the same day China imposed retaliatory tariffs aimed at the US soybean market. - Davidson, 41, is a fifth generation farmer, a Democrat among mostly Republicans. He expects to be farming long after the US-China trade tariffs become a distant memory. "We've survived since the 1800s and we're still going. So, I think we'll keep going," Davidson says. (Photo by Nova SAFO / AFP)

Congress goes on monthlong break, with rice farmers left hanging

Oct 07, 2019 - 3:05 PM

'The farmers need relief now, as next year, they might no longer go into farming,' says Jessica Reyes Cantos, president of Action for Economic Reforms

Senate OKs on 2nd reading measure allowing gov't to buy palay from local farmers

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:46 PM

The measure proposes that the government buy from farmers in 11 provinces 'with excess' palay production

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

Farmers are business partners in this zero-waste café

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Sierreza – which has artisan stores in Los Baños and Maginhawa Street – has no set menu. It serves what farmers in partner communities plant.

DRIED and processed goods are available at Sierreza.

[OPINION] It's not a cockfight between farmers and queers

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:24 AM

For many critics, the SOGIE Equality Bill should take a back seat to address farmers’ welfare. But should we even be pitting issues against each other?

Lawmakers want extra P15B for NFA to buy palay from local farmers

Sep 19, 2019 - 4:04 PM

The amount will be for the ‘exclusive and urgent’ procurement of at least 750,000 metric tons of palay from local farmers at the farmgate price of P20 per kilogram

RICE CRISIS. DA Secretary William Dar makes a surprise inspection on stalls selling NFA rice at the San Andres Market in Manila on September 13, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LP lawmakers seek P13.19-billion cash aid for rice farmers

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Liberal Party stalwart and Occidental Mindoro congresswoman Josephine Ramirez Sato says direct cash assistance, not the government's zero-interest loans, would help rice farmers

AID FOR FARMERS. Liberal Party lawmakers Jose Christopher Belmonte, Josephine Ramirez Sato, Stella Quimbo, and Gabriel Bordado file House Resolution No. 15 on September 11, 2019. Photo from Liberal Party Media

[OPINION] Ang magsasaka: Salamin ng kasipagan – at ng kahirapan

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Kung tatamad-tamad ka raw ay baka mahuli at maghirap ka. Paano naman ang ating mga magsasaka?

What you can do to help Filipino rice farmers

Sep 06, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Groups urge Filipinos to buy local rice and support Filipino farmers as they feel the severe effects of the rice tariffication law

HELP THE FARMERS. PH farmers facing an ordeal since the passing of the Philippine Rice Tariffication Law.

[ANALYSIS] Plummeting rice prices: How will our rice farmers cope?

Sep 05, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Unquestionably, we need to support all farmers whose incomes and livelihoods are now hurting because of rice tariffication

NEDA not keen on setting floor price for palay

Sep 03, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says limiting how low palay prices can go would go against the purpose of the rice tariffication law