Philippine agriculture

Why farmers in SJDM are under attack

July 5, 2024

Farming communities in San Jose Del Monte have become vital sources of agricultural products for Metro Manila. They have established their residence, economy, and self-sustaining organizations over the years. But trouble would always come to this seeming paradise.

Delubyo

June 5, 2024

Walang ibang dapat gawin ang pamahalaan kundi ibasura ang Rice Tariffication Law at ibigay ang sapat na suporta sa mga magsasaka.

Lower agri tariffs a lazy and counterproductive response to El Niño — IBON

December 27, 2023

EO 50 is counterproductive because the over-reliance on cheap imports even before El Niño occurs disincentivizes domestic producers and undermines domestic agricultural production.

Ladrilyo

September 11, 2023

Napagtanto ko bigla at hindi maiwasang maihalintulad ang mga magsasaka ng Paradise III sa mga nagkalat na ladrilyo sa lugar.

It Takes Lives to Build a Paradise

July 14, 2023

The farmer families in Paradise III, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan are under threat from competing landlord and oligarchic interests. But they face these daunting challenges with their humble but resolute struggle to assert their right to land and livelihoods.

Agriculture deserves a competent leader

July 1, 2023

The Marcos Jr administration has not been looking at the stark reality of long-term agricultural decline. This chronic crisis deserves a full-time, competent and diligent leader.

Sales of agrochemical corporations in the world in 2021

April 22, 2023

The Philippines was among the first countries to promote the use of inorganic chemicals and input-dependent crop varieties through the Marcos Sr-era Green Revolution. To date, the world’s top-selling agrochemical companies are among the suppliers of chemical and inorganic inputs which the Philippine government continues to usher into domestic farms. This has also partly led […]

Worsening inflation makes admin ayuda cuts even more unconscionable – IBON

February 7, 2023

With inflation continuing to rise to 8.7% in January 2023 to its highest in over 14 years, it is unconscionable for the Marcos Jr administration to keep slashing cash assistance to struggling Filipinos in urgent need of relief.

Tales of Tinang and our worsening agricultural crisis

July 5, 2022

The incident in Hacienda Tinang, considered as one of the biggest illegal mass arrests in Philippine history, has shattered the illusion of peaceful transition from Duterte to Marcos Jr.