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You Helped 800 Seaweed Farmers! – Report back from Operation Seaweed Caluya

We are pleased to report that the seaweed farming in Caluya is back on track and producing high quality seaweed harvests. Your generous donations helped 800 families rebuild their farms, reduce their debt loads, and build back quickly. One year after the storm our door to door evaluations showed that 76% of the beneficiaries were producing the same amount of seaweed as they had before the storm with 20% producing even more seaweed and 86% reported that the donated materials meant they had been able to reduce their debt load.

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Summary of Abuses by SMC and Caluya LGU

The Local Government of Caluya, Antique states that the Semirara Mining Corporation (SMC) provides prodigious assistance to the constituents of Caluya. This is in truth, a deception. While the Barangay of Semirara where the current mine pit is located has received services and increased livelihood opportunities, this is not true of the other 17 barangays.

Read the full statement: SUMMARY OF ISSUES AND CALLS OF THE PEOPLE OF CALUYA

Katipunan Declaration on Sustainable Fisheries

Walter Hogan Hall, Institute of Social Order Ateneo de Manila University October 20, 2015

We, the undersigned, representing participants from local government units, fisherfolk organizations and non-government organizations, come together to support Republic Act 10654, which we hope will usher in a new era of sustainable fisheries in the Philippines. (more…)

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PAKISAMA named as PHL nominee to 2nd ASEAN Leadership Awards

PAKISAMA has been nominated to the 2nd ASEAN Leadership Awards on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication, which coincided with the Ninth ASEAN Ministers Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (9th AMRDPE) last October 17 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

The 9th AMRDPE was opened by H.E. Somsanith SOUVANNALATH, Vice Minister to the Government’s Office and Vice Chair of the National Committee for Rural Development and Poverty Eradication of Lao PDR.

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PHL delegation visits Brazil to study the Zero Hunger strategy

PAKISAMA President Ireneo “Ka Rene” Cerilla visited Brazil with a Joint Executive-Legislative delegation last July to study the Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) Strategy which largely reduced malnutrition and poverty in Brazil by supporting local farmers and locally-sourced consumption. Ka Rene was one of two CSO representatives in the delegation.

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Coconut Levy HOR Substitute Bill

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE COCONUT FARMERS AND INDUSTRY TRUST FUND AND PROVIDING FOR ITS MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION

Please read for your full reference: COCO LEVY FINAL AO AUG. 18, 2015

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Libertad and the lemon farmers of Pola

Libertad Planas, 45 years old, attended the 2015 May 5-6 Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Record Keeping training for the lemon clusters of MESAFED, a farmer federation in Oriental Mindoro. She is an M&E volunteer in Sitio Bahid, Pahilahan, Pola, Oriental Mindoro. (more…)

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Brazil’s Zero Hunger Strategy: Fighting Hunger through Partnerships

On March 24, 2015, PAKISAMA organized a forum on “Fighting Hunger through Partnerships:  A Forum on Brazil’s Zero Hunger Program Global and Asian Institutional Purchase, and the Philippines’ Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (PAHP)” at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, in partnership with Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and Collectif Stratégies Alimentaires (CSA). (more…)

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PAKISAMA receives recognition as finalist for the First ILC Award

PAKISAMA president Ireneo Cerilla received a plaque of recognition as one of nine finalists for the First International Land Coalition (ILC) Award during the ILC Global Land Forum and Assembly of Members in Dakar, Senegal last May 12-16.

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