Rappler's latest stories on farmers in the Philippines
'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
An expert says prolonged heat exposure increases the vulnerability of farmers and fisherfolk to 'climate-sensitive' illnesses, such as heat stress and heat stroke
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
DELIVER-e hopes to solve the supply chain gap from farmers to the markets or doorsteps of consumers
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
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.
'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
The government plays catch up fixing disrupted supply chains caused by vague lockdown rules
'I realized that activism does not always need to be performed publicly, that some kinds of activism are not obvious'
For the resident artists in Yamang Bukid in Puerto Princesa, guiding farmers to find their creative genius is a way of empowering marginalized workers
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
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
'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
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
House committee on agriculture and food chair Wilfrido Mark Enverga is hoping President Rodrigo Duterte would certify the measure as urgent
'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
'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.
The Department of Agriculture sets up stalls in Metro Manila to boost the sales of excess mangoes. Here's where to find them.
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.
The protest outside the Philippine Consulate in Toronto also calls for end to Canadian military aid to the Philippines
Kilus Magniniyog hopes to reclaim the coco levy funds – money collected from coconut farmers during the time of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos
Senator Leila de Lima says the killings of farmers 'prove the inability' of the government to maintain peace and to hold accountable the perpetrators of crimes
Kakambal ng giyera kontra-droga at giyera laban sa Kaliwa ang pagkamanhid natin
The first P30 million will be given out to onion farmers' cooperatives in the second week of April
Coconut farmers slam President Duterte for inconsistencies amid the veto of two coconut levy bills, which would have paved the way for the use of funds stolen from them
Rice farmers are questioning if the law will be properly implemented
Vice President Leni Robredo says measures should be in place to ensure that farmers will not suffer with the newly signed rice tariffication law