#IAmHampasLupa Youth Campaigners in Action

We, the #IAmHampasLupa Youth Campaigners wish to change the way people see food and farming. Hampas-Lupa, usually used as a derogatory term referring to people in poverty, translates to “tilling the land” and there’s nothing wrong about that.

We call on the next president to include food security, nutrition, and ecological agriculture in their political agenda.

We want concrete action on issues of food security exacerbated by the effects of climate change and El Nino.

Join us in pushing for a safe, sustainable, and climate resilient way of farming.

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#IAmHampasLupa Youth Campaigners join the Tinig ng 10 Milyon para sa Kalikasan Green Thumb Coalition Earth Day March on April 22, 2016. (c) Marvin Almonte
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“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make the change.” The campaigners dancing to Man in the Mirror on Earth Day. (c) Virginia Benosa
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We are one with the fisher folks on their call for presidential candidates to address issues involving coastal communities and deteriorating fishing grounds (April 24, 2016). (c) Marvin Almonte
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Unity bike for Kidapawan farmers on April 23, 2016, organized by campaigners in Mindanao.
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Silent protest asking the presidentiables what they can do to address food security issues (April 24, 2016). (c) Manila Bulletin
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Join us this 27th of April for the National Solidarity Dance Mob for food security, farmers, and ecological agriculture happening simultaneously in Baguio, Manila, Bacolod, Cebu, and Davao.

 

 

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Author: Ryan Bestre

Environmentalist. Teacher. Writer.

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