Our Work

People’s Food Movement

ABOUT US

We are the People’s Food Movement, a group of individuals and organizations who care for our farmers, agriculture, environment, and nutrition. All four are interconnected, and sadly, in a poor state. Which is why we want our food to be accessible to all, to be safe, healthy, and grown through an agricultural system that is sustainable and climate-resilient. Join us in transforming our food system into one that is held, controlled, produced, and enjoyed by the people and the community. Together, we can make it possible.

A GREAT INJUSTICE

The People’s Food Movement is a response to the heartbreaking story of Philippine agriculture.

9.4

% or an estimated 2.2 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger (SWS, June 2018)

29000

Filipino children die every year due to undernutrition (UNICEF, January 2018)

33.4

% of children aged 0 to 5 years old are stunted (Save the Children, 2018)

19.9

% of children aged 0 to 5 years old are underweight (FNRI, 2013)

7.9

% of children aged 0 to 5 years old are wasted (FNRI, 2013)

5.1

% of Filipinos are obese (The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2017)

23.6

% of Filipinos are overweight (The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2017)

Poverty incidence among farmers is at 34.3%, and among fishermen at 34% (Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015)

In the 2018 national budget, agriculture was given an 18.1% increase from the previous year at P53.5 billion, but it was far less than the Department of Agriculture’s requested P213 billion.

Agricultural contribution to GDP has declined to 10% in 2016 from 19% in 1990. (Philippine Star, 2017)

Agriculture workers are leaving the sector, making up 43% of all workers in 1995 and only 25% in 2017. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2018)

THE SOLUTION

Ecological agriculture reconnects humanity with nature. It trusts natural processes to produce safe, healthy, and nutritious food. It benefits the environment, local farmers, and people’s health, while acting as a mitigation and adaptation measure against climate change.

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