Empowering Small Rice Farmers:The MASIPAG Approach

In response to the damaging effects of the Green Revolution, from the genetic erosion of traditional rice varieties, the poisoning of the people and the environment, and to the economic difficulties inflicted on most small-scale farmer, MASIPAG was born. In this article published by PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP), learn about this Philippine-based organization, the historical basis for its formation, and the approach it takes to provide hope in terms of building farmers’ capacities and self-reliance through the organization of farmers and farmer-led development, seed breeding, innovation, and experimentation.


Title: Empowering Small Rice Farmers:The MASIPAG Approach
Authors: Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific
Tags: genetic erosin
seed breeding
rice varieties
Green Revolution
seed sovereignty
Date: 29-Aug-2009
Publisher: Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific
URI: http://library.ipamglobal.org/jspui/handle/ipamlibrary/421
Weblink: http://www.panap.net/sites/default/files/rs_masipag.pdf
Category Type: Articles
Appears in Sub-Collections:Genuine Agrarian Reform


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