Tag: agriculture

Farmers’ infighting lead to disruption of farming activities

The ideal situation for any sector in any community is to be united in campaigns, calls for action, and even in planning up to implementation. However, in same cases, members have differences in intents and ideologies, leading to infighting and...

/ January 16, 2018

‘Progress’ at the expense of farmers’ interests

Filipino rural communities are caught in the crossfire between agrarian reform and "development" through infrastructure.

/ January 14, 2018
Banao River in Benguet. Photo: Province of Benguet

#AgriFYI: National Land Use Act

Will an act on nationwide land use be vital for the future of the agriculture, manufacturing, and services industry as well as the lives of many Filipinos?

/ July 16, 2017
Members of Cordillera indigenous cultural communities take part in celebrations of Indigenous Peoples Month. Photo: PIA

#AgriFYI: IPs, protected areas, and territories

Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and supposed-to-be protected areas in our country have been left behind for too long. However, in Congress lies a sliver of hope.

/ July 14, 2017

#AgriFYI: DENR and agrarian reform

MANILA, Philippines – It has been three decades since the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) has been instituted. With the aim of redistributing some nine million hectares of public and private agricultural lands, the program was the supposed saving grace...

/ July 11, 2017