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Das Filmteam

Das Filmteam bestand aus:

Tilman Przyrembel dem Kameramann, der auch den Schnitt machte, am Drehbuch schrieb und einer der Sprecher ist. Hier ist seine homepage

Ursula Gröhn-Wittern, Diplom Agraringenieurin und Mitarbeiterin der Agrar Koordination, die das Drehbuch schrieb und die Reise zusammen mit den Mitarbeitern von MASIPAG plante. Sie ist spezialisiert auf Fragen der Biodiversität in der Landwirtschaft. Hier ist ihre homepage

Sandra Blessin, die die Idee zu dem Film hatte und am Drehbuch schrieb.



Das Heft zum Film

Begleitheft zum Film - Bitte auf das Bild klicken

Zum Film wurde ein 12 seitiges Begleitheft erstellt, das Hintergrundinformationen zu folgenden Themen gibt:

  • Die Philippinen
  • Zusammenhang Klimawandel und Landwirtschaft
  • Die Akteure
  • El Nino und La Nina
  • Welche Rolle spielt Methan beim Reisanbau
  • Wie entsteht Lachgas?
  • Welche Alternativen gibt es Zu Düngung und Pflanzenschutz?
  • Kulturelle Aspekte von Reis
  • Das Bauernnetzwerk MASIPAG



Studie: Food security and Farmer Empowerment

A study on the impacts of farmer-led susainable agriculture in the Philippines.

This book contains the ground -breaking study of farmer-led sustainable agriculture in the Philippines. Incorporating the experience of 840 organic, partilly organic and conventional farmers. The study is one of the largest ever undertaken on organic rice-based agricultural systems or on sustainable agricutlture in Asia.


The complete study can be downloaded from the MASIPAG website

chapter 2: Foodsecurity and food sovereignty

chapter 4: Rice Yields

chapter 9: Food for Thought


Neuer Film zu GMO auf den Philippinen

10 years of failure, farmers decieved by GMO corn


 Film von MASIPAG zu GMO Mais


The film entitled "10 Years of Failure, Farmers Deceived by GM corn" shows the dire situation of corn farmers in the Philippines who have adopted GM corn. Amidst protests from farmers, scientists, consumers and basic sectors, GM corn was commercialized in the Philippines in 2003. At present, there are about 8 varieties of single, stacked-trait and pyramided GM corn approved by the government for direct planting. It is now planted in about 685,317 hectares of agricultural land allotted for corn. The film documentary is based on the study done by MASIPAG on the socio-economic impacts of GM corn on farmers' lives and livelihood after more than 10 years of commercialization. In the film, GM corn farmers relate how they became indebted because of the rising cost of GM corn seeds and increasing cost and quantity of inputs being used. The film also shared the farmers account on the effect of GM corn farming such as emergence of new pests, soil erosion, corn contamination and human and animal health impacts. Farmers also shared the difficulty to go back to traditional or organic corn farming because of the loss of traditional seeds and practices replaced by GM corn farming and the effects of neighboring GM corn plantations. The film documentary covers the islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. For more information on the study, please visit Film produced by Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) and KI Multimedia



Ka Pecs:  A light to Organic farmers

 Veröffentlicht am 30.07.2013

Perfecto "Ka Pecs" Vicente was MASIPAG's seed curator and first project manager who pioneered the farmer-led rice breeding program of MASIPAG. A soil scientist and researcher from the University of the Philippines Los Banos, he chose to dedicate his life and share his knowledge to resource-poor farmers and help them develop technologies and innovations in organic farming. His dedication and compassion for the farmers have earned him the prestigious Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Award in 2004, and a Special Citation from the Department of Agriculture in 2011. His loving MASIPAG family has also recognized his valuable contributions to the network with a MASIPAG Lifetime Service Award in 2004.

Ka Pecs passed away on May 27, 2013 after battling respiratory illness. You will be missed, Ka Pecs, but your legacy lives on!