Rappler's latest stories on farmers
'What has ABS-CBN done in the service of the Filipino? This is the accusing, if not sarcastic, question many administration allies ask...'
Fresh strawberries, jams, lemons, and more – enjoy Cordillera produce and support their famers at the same time through local online business Sadiwa
Nestle says it will switch from Fairtrade to Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa producers for KitKat chocolate wafers sold in Britain and Ireland
'By buying their excess milk, we are hoping to help not only our farmers stay in business but also get these produce to food banks and communities,' says SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang
An expert says prolonged heat exposure increases the vulnerability of farmers and fisherfolk to 'climate-sensitive' illnesses, such as heat stress and heat stroke
One man's rash decision to buy 5 jeeps of produce blossoms into a social enterprise that helps farmers, and those who've found themselves jobless during the coronavirus lockdown
'I hope that the government would release political prisoners, especially those who are elderly and sick. We know that Nanay Ede could have been your mother, could have been any of the 19.7 million agricultural workers in the country.'
DELIVER-e hopes to solve the supply chain gap from farmers to the markets or doorsteps of consumers
As many as 245 LGUs purchase P1.58 billion worth of farmers' yield – palay, milled rice, corn, vegetables, fruits, pork, chicken, fish, and spices – in the past two months
The Canadian government is giving Can$252 million (US$180 million) in emergency aid to farmers and food producers hit by the coronavirus pandemic
It took a pandemic for the national government to realize the need to buy directly from farmers
The online Bagsakan farmers market is launched on March 21 on Facebook. Farmers bring their crops to pick up points in Quezon City once a week.
'Our rice farmers will receive it as a direct cash transfer that they can use to buy either farm inputs, food for their families, or anything they need,' says Agriculture Secretary William Dar
The government plays catch up fixing disrupted supply chains caused by vague lockdown rules
Hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers are unable to help with fruit and vegetable harvests in Germany due to travel restrictions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic
'I realized that activism does not always need to be performed publicly, that some kinds of activism are not obvious'
For the resident artists in Yamang Bukid in Puerto Princesa, guiding farmers to find their creative genius is a way of empowering marginalized workers
It is crucial for disaster victims and vulnerable sectors to be aware of the kinds of adaptation support available to them and how they can access them
Workshop participants create a banner, which they will unfurl at a Valentine's Day demonstration calling for the repeal of the rice tariffication law
Ashfall from Taal Volcano destroys hectares of coffee trees in Amadeo, Cavite
Farmers like Mang Dante struggle to survive the severe effects of the rice tariffication law. It's because of stories like his that farmers need your moral and financial support.
The Department of Agriculture says affected farmers and fisherfolk may get a loan of P25,000 with zero interest, payable in 3 years
They're ditching farming as their children drop out of school. Will there still be Filipino rice farmers left in this new decade?
Looking back, I can’t help but wonder how a simple noche buena gift-giving project was able to take on a life of its own and evolve into this
For those of you who would like to be part of Team Pilipinas' humble initiative for our farmers, we still accept donations. Get the details in this story.
House Joint Resolution No. 22 would authorize the government to tap the remaining P6.97-billion rice subsidy fund under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program to help rice farmers
Villa Socorro Farm has provided livelihood for over 200 farmers through producing banana chips
The Farmers Development Center also says their inclusion in the red list was meant to 'silence our advocacy' for farmers rights
'Galit na galit na ang mga patay!' Ourselves the Elves vocalist Alyana Cabral screams. The crowd riles back
The resolution would authorize the government to use the remaining P6.97-billion rice subsidy fund under 4Ps to buy rice directly from farmers
Farmers in San Isidro, Davao del Norte, hope for a brighter future for their families as they apply what they've learned from agro-enterprise trainings
The joint resolution also encourages local governments to buy from Filipino farmers
Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast and Ghana remain mired in poverty
Parang isang malaking biro ng tadhana at ng gobyerno na ang mga taong nagbibigay ng maihahain ng masa sa hapag nila ay silang walang maihain dahil sa pagkalugi
The Department of Agriculture's efforts fail to attack the root of peasant poverty: landlessness
House committee on agriculture and food chair Wilfrido Mark Enverga is hoping President Rodrigo Duterte would certify the measure as urgent
Farmers from different regions converge at a fair trade in Quezon City as part of peasant month activities in October
American farmers aren't celebrating just yet, as they seek concrete information on the United States' tentative trade deal with China
'The farmers need relief now, as next year, they might no longer go into farming,' says Jessica Reyes Cantos, president of Action for Economic Reforms
The measure proposes that the government buy from farmers in 11 provinces 'with excess' palay production
Sierreza – which has artisan stores in Los Baños and Maginhawa Street – has no set menu. It serves what farmers in partner communities plant.
For many critics, the SOGIE Equality Bill should take a back seat to address farmers’ welfare. But should we even be pitting issues against each other?
The amount will be for the ‘exclusive and urgent’ procurement of at least 750,000 metric tons of palay from local farmers at the farmgate price of P20 per kilogram
Liberal Party stalwart and Occidental Mindoro congresswoman Josephine Ramirez Sato says direct cash assistance, not the government's zero-interest loans, would help rice farmers
Kung tatamad-tamad ka raw ay baka mahuli at maghirap ka. Paano naman ang ating mga magsasaka?
Groups urge Filipinos to buy local rice and support Filipino farmers as they feel the severe effects of the rice tariffication law
Unquestionably, we need to support all farmers whose incomes and livelihoods are now hurting because of rice tariffication
Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says limiting how low palay prices can go would go against the purpose of the rice tariffication law