Philippine food security
Attacks on green producers violate right to till and undermine food security
February 4, 2022
Government inaction in the face of the attacks against farmers is consistent with its decades-long neglect of Filipino farmers and the Philippine agriculture sector.
IBON Executive Director on the Department of Agriculture’s National Food Security Summit
May 18, 2021
Food import dependency, agricultural trade deficits, hunger and rural poverty have worsened under the Duterte administration.
Its Food Security Summit will be a sham if it doesn’t start by admitting that its neoliberal policies are to blame most of all.
Further imperiling Philippine rice
October 29, 2018
The government’s accelerated move to impose rice tariffs and lift quantitative restrictions on rice imports is touted to ease inflation. It comes with a heavy price in the long-term, however, as it puts in peril the livelihood of millions of Filipino rice farmers. Amid runaway inflation triggered by its regressive tax reform program, the Duterte […]