“The Duterte government should ensure affordable and accessible food supply especially to the poor and marginalized to guarantee the Filipinos’ survival against COVID-19 and hunger.”
Krisis sa bigas o paano mag-alay ng tula sa mga magsasaka
Nitong mga nakaraang buwan, halos dumapa nang husto ang presyo ng palay sa pamilihan sanhi ng pagdagsa ng mga inangkat na bigas mula sa ibang bansa. Mas mahal pa ang isang istik ng sigarilyo o isang bote ng softdrinks kaysa sa isang kilo ng palay. Sa walang habas na pagpasok ng mga inangkat na dayuhang palay, wala nang proteksyon ang mga magsasaka na pangalagaan ang kanilang mga ani sa pamilihan.
Gabriela urges gov’t to take concrete steps amid 6.4% inflation
By HEATHER ANN AMOROSO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Days after the Philippine Statistics Authority revealed that the country has hit another nine-year high inflation rate, members of women’s group Gabriela protested in front of the Department of Agriculture (DA) against the high inflation and demanded the government to take immediate and concrete steps to ensure ample…
‘We don’t have to import rice with improved technology, govt support’
Science and technology advocates want the government to take action in modernizing local agriculture.
Ph one of world’s biggest rice importers, as food producers go hungry
“It is ironic that the rural people who are the primary food producers are the ones who are experiencing lack of food and drastic hunger.”
‘Rice smuggling happened with gov’t consent’ – Anakpawis
“The farmers-as-importers program is nothing but a legal cover provided by the NFA to rice cartels and smugglers to corner the big bulk of rice importation.” – Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
Rice crisis in the offing as WTO removes restrictions on rice imports – farmers’ group
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas warned that the Philippines risks going through a rice crisis as the Benigno Aquino III administration is set to open the floodgates to bigger amounts of rice imports. June 30 marks the end of the quantitative restrictions (QRs) the World Trade Organization…
US blocking Philippine bid to regulate rice imports – KMP
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) is outraged against what it described as the United State government’s attempts to blackmail the Philippines. The US is standing against the petition of the Philippines to the World Trade Organization for the extension of the Quantitative Restriction (QR) on rice…
Cordillera farmers study alternatives to rice
By ACE ALEGRE Bulatlat.com La Trinidad, Benguet — Adlai may become the alternative to rice. Adlai is known also as “Job’s tears”, with a scientific name of Coix lacryma-jobi L.. It is a freely branching upright plant that grows up to three feet tall and is being propagated through seeds. The Bureau of Agricultural Research…
Rice Watchdog Bantay Bigas calls for rice sufficiency for food security
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com There would be no food security in the country for as long as it remains largely dependent on rice imports. The advocacy group Bantay Bigas renewed its call for rice sufficiency in the Philippines in the wake of the release of a paper “Putting Rice on the Table: Rice…
Philippine Rice Industry in Peril, Says Agriculturist
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The rice industry is in peril as production of the staple food in the Philippines has been declining in the last two years, an agriculturalist said in a recently released report.