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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
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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 […]
April 16, 2014
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Urgent Action: Right to food violated in Hacienda Matias

500 tenant-farmers and their families in Hacienda Matias continue suffering food insecurity and harassment On the occasion of the International Day of Peasants’ Struggle, FIAN International makes a call to demand the Filipino government to fast-track the land redistribution process in order to guarantee the right to food of the tenant-farmers and their families and […]
April 16, 2014
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Struggle for Agrarian Reform in the Philippines vibrant and alive

FIAN International joins this year’s global day of action and mobilization in defense of the struggles of farmers and peasants on April 17 April 17, 2014 – Heidelberg, Germany: In a context of increasing land concentration, Agrarian Reform continues being one crucial measure to address the unequal distribution of natural resources and the lack of […]
March 7, 2014
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“Zero Hunger Bill” brings the end of hunger closer in the Philippines

The ‘Right to Adequate Food Bill’ is now filed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Philippines Quezon City – The National Food Coalition (NFC) proudly announced on February 24, 2014 that a major step has been taken toward ending hunger in the Philippines with the filing of the ‘Zero Hunger […]