Press Release 26April2021 - QuezonCity,Philippines The Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) urges the community pantry movement to support Agroecology Initiatives to ensure food safety, accessibility and affordability. PNFSP lauded the community pantry initiatives highlighting people’s capability to address collective challenges and support the less fortunate and marginalized sections of society as they face a crisis like this pandemic. PNFSP, a networ
18 September 2020 - The Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) served as a co-petitioner against the repressive Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (RA 11479) together with other development NGOs and people’s organizations under the Council for People’s Development and Government (CPDG). Today is the petition filing at the Supreme Court. PNFSP is a network of 25 regional and national NGOs promoting sustainable agriculture towards food sovereignty and food self su
Farmers and peasant advocates are being killed and many Filipinos are still in dire poverty. At least 260 farmers were killed under Duterte’s presidency as of July 2020. Intensified militarization of peasant communities including the aerial bombing in Eastern Visayas last October 2019 and the dropping of eight bombs last July 15, 2020 in Lianga, Surigao del Sur continue to displace and traumatize farmers and their families. While we face worsening poverty due to the economic
The Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) vehemently condemns the abduction of Elena "Lina" Tijamo by four unidentified armed men from her house in barangay Kampingganon, Bantayan in the evening of June 13, 2020.
Tijamo is the program coordinator for sustainable agriculture of Farmers Development Center, Inc. (FARDEC)., a non-stock non-profit organization established in 1989 by a group of religious and lay persons to serve as a regional support mechan
The Philippine Network for Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) join various organizations in the call to investigate the Department of Agriculture (DA)'s fertilizer scam and hold its officials accountable as this will only aggravate indebtedness, bankruptcy and hunger among Filipino farmers who are already struggling to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The overpriced procurement of urea fertilizers shows the government's insincerity to alleviate the imp
Food insecurity persists and the hunger experienced by the people worsens despite IRRI's pretention of its alleged impact on lowering poverty levels and increasing food security. This is contrary to his mission to eradicate hunger in rice-dependent countries through research to increase production. Despite IRRI's vaunt of being the leading institution in innovation, technology and methods related to rice production, they have only made farmers passive recipients of the techno
PNFSP Statement on the 5th year anniversary of Global Day of the Landless Ensuring the country's local production in the midst of the crisis caused by COVID-19 in the Philippines is of utmost importance now. An important aspect of the medical solution against COVID-19 is the strengthening of the immune system of every Filipino. With the implementation of enhanced quarantine in the communities (enhanced community quarantine), hunger and sickness of people in the communities is
Quezon City, Philippines – One year after the implementation of the Rice Liberalization Law, millions of Filipino farmers have been devastated by the massive wave of rice imports that caused palay farm gate prices to plummet severely.
Many farmers are on the brink of bankruptcy as the depressed palay prices come with the soaring prices of farm inputs that contribute a lot in the ever-increasing cost of production. Such situation will definitely lead to indebtedness and wors
Manila, Philippines – Large scale mining continuously poses grave threat to the nation’s food security. Thousands of agricultural lands and fishing grounds were affected and rendered unproductive that aggravated the widespread poverty due to landlessness and lack of job opportunities.
On March 3, 1995, Republic Act 7942 otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act was passed into law. Environmentalists, indigenous peoples and mining-affected communities have long called to
Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) vehemently condemn another desperate attempt by the military to discredit and close down the Lumad schools, Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV) and Tribal Filipino Programs for Surigao del Sur (TRIFFPSS) on the pretext of legislative inquiry orchestrated by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), Congressional Committee on Indigenous Cultur