October 21, 2021
The Duterte government’s glaringly low prioritization of agriculture is worsening the country’s decline in food self-sufficiency. Production support for small farmers and fisherfolk as part of a larger economic stimulus program is even more urgent.
July 25, 2021
The Duterte administration claims that under its watch, agriculture sector growth significantly increased. Simply untrue.
June 25, 2021
The economic managers have been using runaway inflation to justify liberalizing rice importation. But government’s obsession with imports liberalization has only worsened the jobs crisis, loss of livelihoods, and farmers’ bankruptcy.
April 9, 2021
November 22, 2020
Features | Focusing on really strengthening communities: ensuring rights to basic needs including food and jobs, adequate standards of living, a balanced ecology, ample services, and development, would be what will forge the capacity to withstand disasters.
November 1, 2020
FEATURES | The government’s defeatist attitude and blind surrender to market forces is the biggest reason why Philippine rice production and domestic agriculture as a whole remains so backward
March 9, 2019
October 16, 2018
#WorldHungerDay #UpholdPeopleEconomics Agricultural growth today falls far behind estimated population growth of 1.6% in 2018 and is well below the 7-decade historical average of 3.0% since 1948. The agricultural slowdown is also reflected in massive job losses in the sector. The Duterte administration only gives lip service to improving agricultural productivity amid this severe crisis […]