Lovely organic farming couple Jose Ben “Insek” and Liza Travilla from Mlang, North Cotabato are so proud of attaining a 5.7-ton yield of superb eating-quality red rice harvested from their 0.9 hectare farm.
They have been planting PAS since 2011. PAS is a red rice variety which is also the acronym of its proud breeder, Pedrito A. Sannicolas (PAS), a farmer-leader from Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay and one of the pioneering rice breeders of www.agroecophilippines.org.
Over the years of continuing use and care, PAS has become more adapted to their local climatic condition, a very important trait that can’t be found in hybrid, conventional and GMO Seeds. This made the couple and the members of Buayan Sustainable Agriculture Farmer’s Organization (BUSAFO) firmed with their decision not to gamble the quality of the seeds that they’ve already have – and shared with other farmers – with the risks of Golden Rice http://agroecophilippines.org/keeping-our-rice-gmo-free/.
The price per kilo of fresh palay in Mlang has dropped to 13.00, leaving most rice farmers in a very disadvantage situation with the traders and middlemen preying on them, and the government is doing very little to address this. But Insek, Liza and the members of BUSAFO and those hundreds of organic farmers who are selling their produce directly to the consumers at fair price are now being protected from unfair and exploitative practices that exists for decades already, resulting to higher incidence of poverty in the farming communities.
Please read this article: Commitment of the Organic Agri-Frontliners to the Public http://agroecophilippines.org/commitment-of-the-organic-agri-frontliners-to-the-public/.
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Read more http://agroecophilippines.org/the-social-benefits-of-consuming-organic-rice/ and watch this video https://regenerationinternational.org/2020/08/19/agro-eco-philippines-helps-transition-filipino-farmers-to-agroecological-and-organic-regenerative-practices/.