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  • Organisation

    The Rice Watch Action Network (R1) has always been updating itself on the situation of the rice industry and the impact on farmers by engaging farmers and government. It has consistently provided its services to farmers in more than 50 local government units, contributing to improving the resiliency of local agricultural system primarily in the field of providing innovative early warning and adaptation actions against the slow onset of climate change.

    R1 has been actively participating and supporting issues that affect farmers, particularly rice farmers like the Rice Tarrification Law and the discussions and negotiations on protecting the rice industry involving Quantitative Restrictions that have now been lifted. R1 engages at all levels in favour of farmers and in support of their aspirations. With strong experience in community work, they have effectively linked farmers and local government units R1 serves with other institutions such as the Department of Agriculture and international donors.

    • Organisation

      The Rice Watch Action Network (R1) has always been updating itself on the situation of the rice industry and the impact on farmers by engaging farmers and government. It has consistently provided its services to farmers in more than 50 local government units, contributing to improving the resiliency of local agricultural system primarily in the field of providing innovative early warning and adaptation actions against the slow onset of climate change.

      R1 has been actively participating and supporting issues that affect farmers, particularly rice farmers like the Rice Tarrification Law and the discussions and negotiations on protecting the rice industry involving Quantitative Restrictions that have now been lifted. R1 engages at all levels in favour of farmers and in support of their aspirations. With strong experience in community work, they have effectively linked farmers and local government units R1 serves with other institutions such as the Department of Agriculture and international donors.

    • Project

      The Farmers Advocacy Coalition and Campaign Build Up project is a strategic campaign against the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) recently put in place in the Philippines. The Rice Watch Network consortium works with several young, elderly, and women farmers and rural sector organisations in relation to the RTL. Their combined roles drumbeat the campaign in areas strategic to them and at the same time are major rice areas.

      It seeks alternatives that are genuinely beneficial to the farming communities, most especially the smallholder and marginalised farmers who absorbed price drop shocks brought by RTL among other inefficiencies of the system already suffering from the slow onset of climate change. In the campaigning process, concerns of the vulnerable farmers vis-à-vis the RTL are clarified through discussions, while also taking the opportunity to re-establish focus on forward-looking, durable and sustainable solutions to an ailing rice industry.

      By the end of the project, it would have strengthened the resolve and unity among local farmer leaders and organisations across the country. The campaign will have localised expressions in major rice-producing areas around the country, highlighting particularities of the area, needs of women, elderly, and young farmers in their respective sites to present facts, contribute information, and agree on actions on short- and long-term solutions.

  • Project

    The Farmers Advocacy Coalition and Campaign Build Up project is a strategic campaign against the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) recently put in place in the Philippines. The Rice Watch Network consortium works with several young, elderly, and women farmers and rural sector organisations in relation to the RTL. Their combined roles drumbeat the campaign in areas strategic to them and at the same time are major rice areas.

    It seeks alternatives that are genuinely beneficial to the farming communities, most especially the smallholder and marginalised farmers who absorbed price drop shocks brought by RTL among other inefficiencies of the system already suffering from the slow onset of climate change. In the campaigning process, concerns of the vulnerable farmers vis-à-vis the RTL are clarified through discussions, while also taking the opportunity to re-establish focus on forward-looking, durable and sustainable solutions to an ailing rice industry.

    By the end of the project, it would have strengthened the resolve and unity among local farmer leaders and organisations across the country. The campaign will have localised expressions in major rice-producing areas around the country, highlighting particularities of the area, needs of women, elderly, and young farmers in their respective sites to present facts, contribute information, and agree on actions on short- and long-term solutions.

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