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November 14, 2015
The installed farmer beneficiaries are happy that they can finally harvest peacefully in their land, July 2, 2015 © Astrud Lea Beringer / FIAN Philippines

Hacienda Matias: Major step toward the fulfillment of the right to adequate food

The Philippine Government showed commitment to fast-track land distribution in Hacienda Matias, Quezon Province, in order to guarantee the right to adequate food of the farmer beneficiaries and their families. San Francisco, Quezon, Philippines – The dream of many is to have a house, a car and a well-paying job. But the dream of people […]
November 14, 2015
Decades-long Struggle for AR

Decades-long Struggle for Agrarian Reform

The government of the Philippines should finally complete land distribution and provide essential support services to farmer beneficiaries. Despite 27 years having passed, the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), a social justice measure that could guarantee the human right to adequate food and nutrition of millions in rural parts of the Philippines, is yet to […]
November 14, 2015
A steel gate that represented the strong landlord-resistance in Hacienda Matias is finally dismantled © Astrud Lea Beringer / FIAN Philippines

Successful land installation in Hacienda Matias, Philippines

Although the Philippine Government has showed commitment to fast-track the land distribution, the process has yet to be finalized by giving land to all farmer beneficiaries and providing support services. After four weeks camping out in precarious conditions in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) head office, the government resumed the installation of […]
April 23, 2015
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Zero hunger bill encouraged by UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Despite its fast economic growth, poverty and hunger remain pressing problems in the Philippines, ranking 29th in hunger incidence in the 2014 Human Development Index. In the face of lack of legislation to ensure Philippine citizens’ right to food, UN special rapporteur Hilal Elver recommends the swift passage of the Right to Food Bill, which […]
April 23, 2015
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Hacienda Luisita: Farmers received land but still hungry

Despite FIAN International’s urgent action in April 2014 towards the full implementation of the Agrarian Reform program’s land distribution process in Hacienda Luisita, Philippines -which helped achieve the official installation of 96 percent of farmer beneficiaries by May 2014, a life free of hunger and starvation has only reached a few so far. Luisita farmers […]
March 2, 2015
02-03-2015

Right to Food Bill remains imperative to end hunger in Philippines

Civil society organizations in Philippines expressed to the UN Special Rapporteur the crucial role of national legislators to eradicate hunger among Filipinos Last week the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, HilalElver, carried out the first official country mission to the Philippines. On the occasion, the National Food Coalition (NFC) discussed with the […]
June 6, 2014
Panelists at the Agrarian Reform Congress, June 2014 © FIAN Philippines

Peoples’ Agrarian Reform Congress in the Philippines

Twenty eight organizations of farmers join in a national congress to ensure that Agrarian reform stays alive in the Philippines Heidelberg/Germany, Geneva/Switzerland – June 6, 2014: With less than a month left before the deadline of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the Philippines, 18 national federations of farmers’ organizations meet today to discuss […]
May 5, 2014
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