“The next administration must do away with previous and existing neoliberal policies that wreaked havoc on our agriculture and productive forces.”
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Duterte urged to invest in agriculture as part of ‘new normal’
“Regional inequalities in the country can be reduced by providing economic dynamism in rural areas, which have lagged behind the urban areas and growth centers in the previous decades, leading to serious regional disparities.”
Peasants warn of uprising unless government acts on their demands
“Once totally fed up, farmers could actually lead a peasant uprising in the countryside that is directed at Duterte,” said Danilo Ramos, chairperson of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas.
Nobody from the Duterte administration wants to admit that the Republic Act 11203, which has liberalized rice importation, is the culprit behind the miserable state of our farmers right now.
Farmers shun Duterte’s policies on agriculture, land use
For Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA), Duterte’s SONA only renewed his administration’s commitment to fully implement “anti-poor, anti-farmer and anti-worker policies.”
No more unli rice | Assessing the impact of tariffication on food security
Farmers and advocates warn of the negative impacts of rice tariffication.
Genuine agrarian reform, rice industry development as alternatives to tariffication
“The Rice Industry Development Act (RIDA) bill seeks to lift our rice industry from a multi-dimensional crisis that wasted away its productive capability, stunted its development and forestalled the country’s attainment of food security.”
Rice price hikes seen with tariffication bill
Price increases are to be expected as the country’s staple food will be solely at the hands of the profit-oriented private sector.
Another ‘Travesty’ as Congress Votes to Extend Life of Failed CARP
Farmers and activists protesting in Congress Wednesday night.
The landlord-dominated Congress, led by the relatives of President Arroyo, voted Wednesday night to add five more years to the implementation of a 20-year-old agrarian-reform program that has failed to uplift the lives of peasants and farmers in the Philippines. And critics say the new proposed law is even worse than the original.
Substandard Hybrid Seeds Distributed Under GMA Rice Program
A fact-finding mission led by various peasant groups and non-government organizations revealed that farmers in Nueva Ecija towns received substandard hybrid rice seeds under the government’s GMA Rice Program. Worse, the Department of Agriculture’s response to the problem was far from being satisfactory. BY RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat Unlike the traditional rice seeds, the SL-8H…
Solon Calls for Bigger Agri Budget
The House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture chair Abraham Mitra, during the committee’s regional consultation here, said that the budget for the agriculture sector should be increased and that it should even be larger budget than the military’s. BY CYE REYES Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 LA TRINIDAD,…