A Philippines biofuel project would appear to fit the World Bank's definition of a "win-win" scenario with its promise of jobs and conversion of 'idle land'. However a closer look unveils corporate manipulation, political corruption and exploitation of subsistence farmers that typically accompanies so-called "responsible investment"
As anger mounts in response to rising global food prices, small-scale farms rooted in local markets are showing how to avert international disaster and lead the way to "food democracy."
After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?
The successful initiatives of farmers to take back control of their lives and gain food security are empowering communities in the Philippines and around the world.
Activists from across Asia explain how the EU’s free trade agenda affects them: (3) Labour rights in the Philippines
In the third of a series of interviews with civil society activists from Asia we hear about the damaging impacts of free trade agreements on labour rights in the Philippines.
For the most part, conservative interests still rule the Philippines' Congress, but it is not at all hopeless as a platform for change.
The election of party-list legislators in the Philippines Congress was meant to counter the elitist and often corrupt system of district-level politics.