Who we are


At the Lakbayan – protest march of Philippine’s farmers, March 2014 © Astrud Lea Beringer

The FoodFirst Information & Action Network (FIAN) – Philippines is a human rights organization that promotes the right to adequate food as enshrined in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural right (ICESCR), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other international agreements.

FIAN Philippines is a non-profit organization without any religious or political affiliation. It is a section of FIAN International. FIAN International has consultative status with the United Nations and is active in more than 50 countries worldwide.

FIAN documents and exposes violations of the Filipino people’s right to food wherever they may occur. FIAN Philippines works against unjust and oppressive practices/laws/policies/programs that prevent the marginalized people from feeding themselves.