Rappler's latest stories on farmers
For the resident artists in Yamang Bukid in Puerto Princesa, guiding farmers to find their creative genius is a way of empowering marginalized workers
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
Workshop participants create a banner, which they will unfurl at a Valentine's Day demonstration calling for the repeal of the rice tariffication law
Ashfall from Taal Volcano destroys hectares of coffee trees in Amadeo, Cavite
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.
The Department of Agriculture says affected farmers and fisherfolk may get a loan of P25,000 with zero interest, payable in 3 years
They're ditching farming as their children drop out of school. Will there still be Filipino rice farmers left in this new decade?
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
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 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
Villa Socorro Farm has provided livelihood for over 200 farmers through producing banana chips
The Farmers Development Center also says their inclusion in the red list was meant to 'silence our advocacy' for farmers rights
'Galit na galit na ang mga patay!' Ourselves the Elves vocalist Alyana Cabral screams. The crowd riles back
The resolution would authorize the government to use the remaining P6.97-billion rice subsidy fund under 4Ps to buy rice directly from farmers
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
The joint resolution also encourages local governments to buy from Filipino farmers
Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast and Ghana remain mired in poverty
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
The Department of Agriculture's efforts fail to attack the root of peasant poverty: landlessness
House committee on agriculture and food chair Wilfrido Mark Enverga is hoping President Rodrigo Duterte would certify the measure as urgent
Farmers from different regions converge at a fair trade in Quezon City as part of peasant month activities in October
American farmers aren't celebrating just yet, as they seek concrete information on the United States' tentative trade deal with China
'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
The measure proposes that the government buy from farmers in 11 provinces 'with excess' palay production
Sierreza – which has artisan stores in Los Baños and Maginhawa Street – has no set menu. It serves what farmers in partner communities plant.
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?
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
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
Kung tatamad-tamad ka raw ay baka mahuli at maghirap ka. Paano naman ang ating mga magsasaka?
Groups urge Filipinos to buy local rice and support Filipino farmers as they feel the severe effects of the rice tariffication law
Unquestionably, we need to support all farmers whose incomes and livelihoods are now hurting because of rice tariffication
Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says limiting how low palay prices can go would go against the purpose of the rice tariffication law
Farmers hurt by the rice tariffication law may loan up to P15,000 at zero interest, payable in 8 years
Producing palay in the Philippines costs around P12 per kilo, but some farmers say they are forced to sell their harvest at P7 just to compete with imported rice
Senator Cynthia Villar wants the Department of Agriculture to account for how it used the funds that the Department of Budget and Management released in 2018
'We hope this isolated incident, clearly a mistake committed by an agency worker not organic to our company, does not define our lasting good relations with all our customers,' Farmers Plaza management says in a statement
This comes after the Farmer's Market mall in the Araneta Center blocked trans woman Gretchen Custodio Diez from using the women's restroom
'With the influx of rice imports, mas lumala ang kalagayan nila. Hindi na lalo mabayaran ang utang, lalong nababaon sa utang. Lalong nagugutom,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
Agriculture didn't even grow 1% in 2018. Acting Secretary William Dar says he plans to improve the numbers through programs and reforms.
Recto says the amount of farmers debt is 'small compared to the hundreds of billions in private sector loans it had written off over the past 40 years'
Among the vetoed bills are the twin measures that would have fulfilled President Duterte's campaign promise to coconut farmers
University of the Philippines Los Baños graduate Romel Arrobang recalls his grandfather saying, 'Kung hindi ako magtatanim, paano kakain ang mga tao?'
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The Department of Agriculture sets up stalls in Metro Manila to boost the sales of excess mangoes. Here's where to find them.
The alternative livelihood is seen to gradually wean indigenous peoples away from engaging in wildlife poaching and expanding their kaingin farm areas in Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape
Aside from other perks, the new law requires the government to provide capital to agriculture and fisheries graduates to help them pursue enterprises related to their course
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he wants coconut farmers to go beyond copra. It remains unclear, however, when the coco levy fund will be released.
Here are some photos of the Pink Moon taken from different parts of the Philippines