agriculture

A legacy of killing farmers?

May 24, 2022

Before Rodrigo Duterte concludes his presidency and paints a rosy legacy, let us not forget his bloody record as a relentless attacker of people’s rights to land, food security and social justice even amid a pandemic and crisis exacerbated by worship of neoliberal policies.

A vegan’s musings on Earth Day

April 22, 2022

There exists a complexity to achieving sustainability and harmony with nature. I shall remain vegan, but the next time I say Itadakimasu, I shall put the farmers, peasants and workers right at the heart of my gratitude.

In solidarity with the farmers of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

March 25, 2022

The land sustains their lives, therefore it is just to fight for it. They struggle not only for themselves but also for our sake. No one can deny the fact that farmers are essential to our lives. They have long been taking good care of us by providing our food — now it is time to do our part in upholding and protecting them.

Initializing urban farming

October 23, 2021

IBON and the Asuncion Perez Memorial Center Inc. have been setting up urban farms in Metro Manila. These community gardens in the city are inspired by the rural Bungkalan.

Duterte admin’s neglect of agri erodes food self-sufficiency — IBON

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.

Rediscovering our traditional and indigenous knowledge in agriculture

September 15, 2021

To rediscover is such an apt word for our traditional and indigenous knowledge in agriculture – it is there, but we have gone through episodes of collective memory loss. Such loss can be directly traced to the rise of modern capitalism.

Strong economy? Weak agriculture sector

July 25, 2021

The Duterte administration claims that under its watch, agriculture sector growth significantly increased. Simply untrue.