August 8, 2019

FARMERS URGE GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS DROP IN PALAY PRICES AS FARM LOSSES HIT Php 40 BILLION IN FIRST SEMESTER

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) urged the government to immediately take steps to curb the drastical fall in palay prices following the enactment of the […]
August 1, 2019

FARMERS PUSH FOR ANTI-DUMPING DUTIES ON UNDERVALUED RICE IMPORTS

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) urged the government to impose anti-dumping duties and penalties in order to curb the apparent undervaluation of rice imports following […]
July 29, 2019

FARMERS DOWNPLAY CLAIMED BENEFITS OF RICE TARIFFICATION LAW ON CONSUMERS

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) questioned recent claims of some government officials that the Rice Tariffication Law (RA 11203) has resulted in a significant decline […]
July 26, 2019

FARMERS CHIDE SENATOR VILLAR FOR IGNORING EFFECTS OF IMPORT UNDERVALUATION ON RICE FARMERS

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) scored Senator Cynthia Villar’s recent claim that she could not do anything about the reported undervaluation of rice imports. When […]
April 12, 2019

FARMERS DECRY EXCLUSION FROM RICE FUND COMMITTEE

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) decried the exclusion of farmer representatives in the Program Steering Committee (PSC) of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). The […]
March 3, 2019

Castigate NEDA OFFICIAL

Farmer leaders from the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) expressed shock over the recent admission of Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla of the National Economic and Development […]
March 3, 2019

JUNK VILLAR! – the principal author and proponent of the Rice Tariffication Law (RA 11203).

JUNK VILLAR! During its recent annual national meetings, the National Convention and National Policy Board (NPB) of the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) and the General […]
February 28, 2019

FARMERS DEMAND RETENTION OF NFA PALAY BUYING PROGRAM UNDER RICE TARIFFICATION LAW

            Rice farmers from various parts of the country have demanded that the government retain the NFA’s price support program for palay to help farmers cope […]
February 28, 2019

FARMERS DECRY QUESTIONABLE PROVISIONS IN THE DRAFT IRR FOR THE RICE TARIFFICATION LAW

Rice farmers have raised alarms over certain provisions in the draft Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Rice Tariffication Law which was recently signed by […]
February 24, 2019

FARMERS BLAST ECONOMIC MANAGERS FOR RUSHING RICE TARIFFICATION IRR

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) castigated the country’s economic managers for their undue haste in finalizing the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Rice […]
February 21, 2019

FARMERS WARN OF HIGHER RICE PRICES FOR POOR CONSUMERS UNDER TARIFFICATION LAW

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) warned that poor consumers will have to pay more for rice under the Tariffication Law that was recently signed by […]
February 18, 2019

SENATORS LIBERALIZATION

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) decried the apparently double standard that several Senators have recently adopted with regards to the liberalization in the trade of […]
January 24, 2019

FARMERS URGE PRESIDENT DUTERTE TO VETO RICE TARRIFICATION BILL

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) urged President Duterte to veto the Rice Tariffication Bill and ask Congress to correct specific provisions that will severely tie […]
November 19, 2018

FARMERS ASSAIL SENATE MANGLING OF PROPOSED RICE FUND, MAY LOSE P60 BILLION YEARLY UNDER RICE TARIFFICATION BILL

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) decried the mangling of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund or Rice Fund which was originally intended to help rice farmers […]
November 11, 2018

FARMERS SLAM MOVES TO ABOLISH THE NFA

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) assailed recent proposals from some Senators to abolish the National Food Authority (NFA).  In several press issuances, Senator Win Gathchalian […]
October 5, 2016

Successful Video Training Workshops in South Asia

By jocountrywise From September 25th to October 8th twelve people were trained in the production of quality farmer-to-farmer training videos. Trainees were nominated through their respective […]
August 1, 2016

New Access Agriculture website launched

By Paul Van Mele Based on user feedback, Access Agriculture revamped its website. A major change is that all the videos are now also freely downloadable […]
April 5, 2016

Executive Secretary for Access Agriculture

By jocountrywise The international NGO Access Agriculture seeks to recruit an Executive Secretary to lead and inspire a ground-breaking and dynamic team with a common goal […]
March 1, 2016

Global survey results on Access Agriculture

By Paul Van Mele From May to July of 2015, 953 people took an on-line survey to evaluate Access Agriculture and its services. The survey was […]
February 17, 2016

Access Agriculture expands to India

By jocountrywise With the signing of a formal agreement with the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) in Hyderabad, Access Agriculture expands its partnership basis […]