“The basic reality remains, there is still no genuine land reform. Without this, peasant landlessness can only worsen, and the domestic agriculture and economy will remain underdeveloped.”
Category: Agrarian Reform
Farmers say no to proposed national land use law
A farmers group expressed its apprehension over the bill as the HOR rejected a ban on the conversion of agricultural lands devoted to food. Mariano, a former agrarian reform secretary, said that “ensuring land use for food production is a paramount duty and obligation of the State.”
Self-sufficiency entails repeal of rice liberalization law
“Local supply can definitely cover the needed buffer stocking without the need for importation. The National Food Authority should have strong political will to do this.”
Farmers decry unfulfilled promises, continued harassment
Danilo Ramos of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) said that the prevailing hunger and poverty among Filipino farmers are the “direct result of centuries-old landlessness.”
Tinang farmers call on agrarian reform secretary to install them in disputed land
“Why is MARO hiding the fact that Tinang’s ARBs are CLOA holders?”
Rice farmers cushion losses with resilient farmer-bred variety
The PBB 401 rice variety stands out because it has repeatedly shown its resilience to floods, including those induced by extreme weather events.
Farmers in the city | The October 21 protest
An illustrated essay on the some of the highlights of the Oct. 21 peasant rally.
Agri budget not enough for food producers; subsidy sought
Farmers said Marcos Jr’s decision to give priority to debt servicing and infrastructure during this period of worsening food crisis is telling of what’s in store for Filipinos in the next six years.
Not so sweet life for Negros sugar workers due to price hikes, alleged shortage
Amid increasing prices and alleged supply shortage of sugar, life remains bitter for the sugar workers of Negros.
Tinang farmers, supporters file torture, other charges against Tarlac police
“Holding Villanueva and his lackeys accountable for their violations of human rights and agrarian reform policy is especially timely, given that Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. had nothing worthwhile to say about human rights and food sovereignty in his State of the Nation Address.”
Farmers dare Marcos Jr. to include private lands in agrarian reform coverage
“The intent to distribute lands free of charge is ineffective at best and duplicitous at worst, in the absence of a new agrarian reform law that will allow the coverage of new private agricultural lands for distribution after CARP’s mandate to do so expired in 2014.”