farmers

A worker weighs bananas in a packing plant in Davao de Oro. Most women in the banana farming industry work in these plants, each handling hundreds of trimmed banana clusters per day. (Photo: Dada Grifon/IDEALS)
Last April, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), or the Philippine Central Bank, signed a Sustainable Finance Framework for all banks in the Philippines. The framework is a gamechanger for local finance. In the next three years, banks in the country will be required to adopt sustainability...
Harvesting is a common bonding activity among female farmers in the area. This is also their space for social interactions. (Photo: Joan Odena/Oxfam)
Farming is one of the major sources of livelihood in Barangay Cag-o-lango in the municipality of Balangiga, Eastern Samar. Oxfam supported the livelihood initiatives in the community where some women were provided of fruit-bearing, they were provided of farming tools and capacity building. All of...
The cause of dualism within the agriculture sector becomes startlingly obvious - food retail is growing but food exporting countries and their agribusiness allies and not the domestic small producers like Nita Oigoan of Rizal are the ones primarily benefitting from it. (Original photo: Veejay Villafranca)
The towering presence of supermarkets and food retail outlets in almost every major street and district seem to conjure an image of a vibrant agriculture, an encouraging sign of the bright prospects facing this important segment of the economy. It conceals the desperation that pervades in some...
Saganang Amin publication (Original photo: Veejay Villafranca)
Saganang Amin captures the stories of women as they gather food amidst their struggles for land and water rights, for secure settlements and protection against natural and economic shocks, for a voice in their own households, and for equal recognition and opportunity in this country.
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