October 17, 2020
The agriculture sector’s annual growth was only at 2.1% on average in 2017-2019, and its share in the economy has reached its smallest in Philippine history at 7.8% of GDP in 2019.
October 14, 2020
The corporate onslaught on agriculture, Filipino producers and consumers has to be thwarted for local production systems to break free from big business and foreign profit-driven objectives. Philippine agriculture can then flourish and contribute to the nation’s needs and development through ecologically sound, scientific and sustainable practices.
May 8, 2020
From the outset of the Duterte government’s military lockdown as its response to the spread of the coronavirus, it has directed the continuous flow of food commodities, along with medicines and other essentials. Food is inarguably essential to people’s survival during a pandemic and in its socioeconomic aftermath.
Farmers lose Php85 billion during first year: Peasant livelihoods destroyed, food insecurity worsened by rice liberalization
February 14, 2020
Rice liberalization has undermined the livelihoods of millions of farmers and most likely even pushed many into bankruptcy. It will only worsen the country’s food insecurity as already seen with record high rice imports.
February 13, 2020
The current share of agriculture in the economy at 7.8% is the smallest in Philippine history
January 23, 2020
The crisis in Philippine agriculture due to government negligence contradicts claimed economic achievements under the Duterte Legacy Campaign. The administration’s neglect and prioritization of local and foreign big business interests is worsening an already weak and struggling sector.
November 6, 2019
October 16, 2019
Even prior to rice liberalization, the country has become increasingly dependent on food imports Long-time government neglect and low prioritization has put the agriculture sector in a chronic crisis, said research group IBON. The group said that this is in line with government’s advancement of neoliberal policies favoring local and foreign big business. The Duterte […]