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DSWD holds dialogue with Bukidnon farmers affected by El Niño

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EL NIÑO. DWSD Field Office Region X signs an agreement with Bukidnon farmers to expedite rice aid to El Niño-affected farmers. Photo from DSWD

The DSWD and the group of farmers sign a covenant to expedite the distribution of aid among El Niño-affected farmers in Bukidnon

MANILA, Philippines (July 28, 2016) — What happened to the Bukidnon farmers gravely affected by the drought earlier this year?  Continue reading DSWD holds dialogue with Bukidnon farmers affected by El Niño

Top court orders disaster fund for drought-hit India

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SEVERE DROUGHT. An Indian woman collects water from an almost dried up well at Chintamanivadi village, India, April 20, 2016. File photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

An Indian Supreme Court justice lashes out at the government over its lack of preparedness

NEW DELHI, India (May 12, 2016) — India’s top court criticized the government Wednesday, May 11, for failing to set up a disaster fund to help drought-hit farmers and villagers suffering crop losses and severe water shortages. Continue reading Top court orders disaster fund for drought-hit India

Sumilao farmers, 2016 polls also a fight for a better future

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NO LAND. Noland Peñas is one of the 22 farmers who traveled from Sumilao to Manila. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

The Sumilao farmers, who are supporting vice presidential bet Leni Robredo, hope to see marginalized sectors benefit from the elections

MANILA, Philippines (May 6, 2016) — The story behind Noland Peñas’ name is quite straightforward. Continue reading Sumilao farmers, 2016 polls also a fight for a better future

Organic farming thrives in Isabela

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ORGANIC FARMING. Rice and corn farmers like Mang Kikoy shift to organic farming after knowing that chemicals harm the environment. Photo from FSSI

Training in organic farming in Isabela helps farmers like Mang Kikoy recover from disasters and other calamities

MANILA, Philippines (May 5, 2016) — Francisco ‘Mang Kikoy’ Cacal, a farmer and father of eight children, was fed up with farming. He was fed up with typhoons and droughts that damaged his crops. He wanted to quit. Continue reading Organic farming thrives in Isabela

Protesters victorious, 2000 sacks of rice given to farmers

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RICE FOR FARMERS. Hundreds of farmers get the sacks of rice they demanded from the government. Photo Courtesy of Radyo Bida

Hundreds of hungry farmers end their protest victorious, after the social welfare department decided to release 2,000 sacks of rice as government aid

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Apr. 25, 2016) — Hundreds of hungry farmers affected by drought emerged victorious after 4 days of protests, after the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region XII decided to release 2,000 sacks of rice as government aid.  Continue reading Protesters victorious, 2000 sacks of rice given to farmers

Climate change poised to hurt food supplies

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FOOD PRODUCTION. A Filipino farmer sprays insecticide at a field in Taguig, Philippines, January 19, 2016. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA
Global warming is threatening food production and may eventually lead to reduced consumption

PARIS, France (Mar. 3, 2016) — The effects of climate change on food production could cause 500,000 extra deaths by 2050 compared to a world without global warming, according to a study released Thursday, March 3.

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