The Department of Agrarian Reform welcomed the resolution by the Eight Division of the Court of Appeals last Jan. 6, denying the Lapanday Food Corporation of its application for a temporary restraining order in the recent conflict with a banana growers cooperative in Tagum City.
The National Food Authority said on Monday that they would continue to import rice because the rice produced by local farmers are insufficient to supply the entire Davao region.
More than 17,000 farmers in Davao region are set to converge in this city on Tuesday, Jan. 24 for a four-day camp-out protest to press the government for their unresolved issues on land, food and social justice.
Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas said Friday that the P2 billion budget allocation for National Irrigation Agency is a victory for farmers. This as the group claimed that the irrigation service will now be subsidized by the government.
The city government is hoping to inspire the public of its so-called “Urban Edible Landscape Project” where people can create a garden of plants using empty containers and plastic bottles.
The Lapanday Foods Corporation and the agrarian reform beneficiaries who are occupying some 145-hectares of lands in Barangay Madaum here will be meeting in a dialogue on Monday, Dec. 19.
Japan-based commodity supplier Farmind Corporation is eyeing to put up banana plantations in conflict areas of Mindanao, a Cabinet official said.
A militant party-list representative urged President Rodrigo Duterte Thursday to certify as urgent House Bill No. 557 or the Genuine Small Coconut Farmers’ Fund as it warned of legislative proposals that deprived coconut farmers of their legitimate claim.
The City Government received P2 million from the Department of Agriculture to improve the livelihood of fisherfolk in Davao City.
A local farmers group will mark the World Food Day celebration on Oct.16 with a call for climate justice.