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  1. Pre-Pesticides, Pro-Farmer: The Rise of Agroecology

    March 13, 2024

    Pre-Pesticides, Pro-Farmer: The Rise of Agroecology

    Rice, the food that feeds the Philippines, is in climate change’s crosshairs. Sea-level rise, hotter temperatures and extreme weather are putting one of the country’s top crops at risk, as drought, floods and encroaching saltwater threaten rice paddies and the livelihoods of those who tend them. In a bid to future-proof this agricultural staple, one effort is borrowing from farming’s past.

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  2. Philippine partners deliver strong work despite El Niño

    February 7, 2024

    Philippine partners deliver strong work despite El Niño

    For Filipino farmers April 2023 marked the return of El Niño, a long period of persistent drought. The drought is sure to continue until February 2024. All the more reason for Solidagro's partners to put agroecology forward as a more resilient agricultural and food supply system. A key strategy is to start up agroecological educational farms that strengthen the knowledge and skills of farming communities.

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  3. Strengthening links: partner visit in the Cordillera region

    March 29, 2023

    Strengthening links: partner visit in the Cordillera region

    With more than 10,000 kilometers separating us, it is sometimes difficult to make contact. That is why some Belgian colleagues visited the Philippine partners in March, with whom we carry out our programs together and who come face to face with the reality of farming communities on a daily basis. Together with CDPC (Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera), our partner since 1993, we set out on the site. We share the article published by CDPC after our visit. 

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  4. Highlight of Solidagro program in the Philippines

    December 28, 2022

    Highlight of Solidagro program in the Philippines

    In 2022, the Philippine partners have embarked on engaging the youth in promoting agroecology. The involvement of young people in agroecology is crucial because they are the ones who will face the worst effects of climate change and environmental destruction. 

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  5. Learning farm in the Philippines provides its own electricity

    November 17, 2022

    Learning farm in the Philippines provides its own electricity

    Capacity building of local farmers is Solidagro's 'core business'. Besides upgrading the water pump in Dilag (read more here), our local partner CDPC also installed solar panels on the agro-ecological learning farm in Lacnog, southeast of Tabuk. Honnold Foundation funded the panels, Solidagro, through CDPC, provides the organic fertilisers, training and general operation of the farm.

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  6. Philippine partner CDPC opts for green energy

    November 17, 2022

    Philippine partner CDPC opts for green energy

    Capacity building of local farmers is Solidagro's 'core business'. In October, our Philippine partner CDPC (Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera), completed two solar energy projects in that context, with Solidagro's support. The community of Dilag village, with whom CDPC is working, took the initiative itself to start up and maintain an electric water system. And the Lacnog agro-ecological school was also in need of green energy.

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  7. The critical task of the right to food advocacy under Marcos presidency

    May 29, 2022

    The critical task of the right to food advocacy under Marcos presidency

    Image above: Ferninand Marcos Jr. during the election campaign on April 24, 2022. (CC BY-SA 4.0 Wikimedia)

    The son of the Philippine dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, has win the country's presidential election. In the latest election tally, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. has taken a sizable lead over his closest rival, Leni Robredo, the country's current vice president.

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  8. Rise for Rice: Solidagro partners join World Localization Day

    July 26, 2021

    Rise for Rice: Solidagro partners join World Localization Day

    Solidagro Philippine partners, together with Agroecology Exchange (Agroecology X), a network of organizations advocating for agroecology, participated in the World Localization Day. The event is a celebration of the emerging worldwide localization movement which aims to restore community fabric and human-scale, ecological economies, with a central focus on local food systems.

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  9. To the Cordillera People’s Alliance and our partner, Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera, Inc

    April 24, 2021

    To the Cordillera People’s Alliance and our partner, Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera, Inc

    On this 37th year of the Cordillera Day, we, Solidagro, extend our warmest greetings of solidarity to the Cordilllera people in another momentous celebration. Solidagro finds it an honor and a pleasure to be among the many international solidarity partners of the Cordillera people to commemorate the struggles of the Cordillera people for self-determination, inspired by the martyrdom of Ama Macliing Dulag. 

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  10. UN Food Systems Summit – Will the Summit generate real change?

    December 18, 2020

    UN Food Systems Summit – Will the Summit generate real change?

    According to recent FAO reports, global hunger and food insecurity have continuously risen since 2014.[1] Deforestation, ongoing conflicts, unprecedented biodiversity loss and marginalisation of small farmers and peasants have contributed to a global food system failure.

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