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Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA) traces its roots to the series of grassroots consultation conducted in 1986, right after the EDSA People Power Revolution. It was conducted in 70% of the provinces in the country and participated in by more than 10,000 peasant leaders. It aimed at formulating a genuine agrarian and aquatic reform program. It was in this series of grassroots consultation and in the culminating national consultation held in August 1986 that the need for a strong national alliance that will push for genuine agrarian and aquatic reform, rural development, and the protection of peasants’ rights was recognized. The participating peasant groups as a response to this need organized the PAKISAMA.

PAKISAMA since 1986 was prominent in several national and international campaigns for agrarian reform and rural development. After a successful campaign with the broadest coalition of national farmers federations and civil society organizations in enacting the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in 1988 to cover 10 million hectares of agricultural land for distribution to some 7 million farmers, PAKISAMA in 1989 pioneered and eventually mainstreamed in 1992 the Tripartite Partnership for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (TriPARRD) Program. The program mobilized agrarian reform farmers with key national NGOs, academe, and government agencies in all stages of agrarian reform implementation including a systematic development of agrarian reform community cooperatives in full value-chain services to members, enhancing their capacity to produce better and healthier crops and livestocks through the practice of integrated, diversified, organic farming systems, processing them to add value, and to gain greater market power.

With CARP about to end in 1997 yet only half of the coverable land had been distributed, PAKISAMA served as co-catalyst, co-conceptualizer, fundraiser, networker, campaign coordinator, media liaison, and field organizer of one of the most historic land rights campaigns such as that of the Sumilao farmers which span 20 years, conducting non-violent dramatic direct actions such as hunger strike and cross-country marches, educating the Filipino people and mobilizing various civil society institutions including the academe, media, and church institutions locally, nationally and internationally in successfully pushing two administrations in passing the law extending and reforming CARP, making it possible for government to program the distribution and development of the remaining 4 million hectares of private and public lands to some 3 million farmers.

PAKISAMA was also instrumental in the passage of the 1988 Fisheries Code and the National Organic Agriculture Act in 2010 and has been in the forefront in pushing for their meaningful implementation. It has piloted in ten provinces and is now in the process of mainstreaming its program of building agri-based cooperative enterprises in the country.

Coalition Programme and Activities:

1. Community Empowerment Facility

2. Capacity-building for Landless Farmers and Farmworkers in The Philippines

3. Networking and Collaboration

Aims and Objectives:

By building a strong national federation of multiple sectors, which leads advocacy and implementation for genuine sustainable agrarian reforms and rural development, PAKISAMA’s ultimate goal is to empower the Filipino farmers, fisherfolks, indigenous peoples, and women.

Target Groups:








Rural Women

Indigenous Peoples



Land Acquisition

Land Tenure Systems

Community Capacity Building

Network Building

Institutional Development

Lobbying and Advocacy

Legislation, Regulations and Legal Support

Policy Research

Post Land Acqusition Services

Land Literacy

Women’s Access to Land

Land and Water Rights

Member Organizations

Membership Application

Mga kailangan sa pagsapi

1. Sulat ng pagsapi sa PAKISAMA

2. Resolusyon ng Lupong Tagapagpasiya

3. Batayang dokumento ng samahan at listahan ng pamunuan

4. Rehistrasyon (SEC, BRW-DOLE, CDA)

5. Bayad Pagsapi (P1,000)

Maaaring sumapi kung kayo ay:

Samahan ng maliliit na magsasaka

Samahan ng maliliit na mangingisda

Samahan ng mga katutubo

Samahan ng kababaihan sa kanayunan

Samahan ng kabataan sa kanayunan


1 Agriterra 2 FPE 3 ILC 4 AFA 5 EU 

6 Oxfam 7 sagipsaka 8 FAO 9 NAPC 10 PhilDHRRA_logo 

11 PEF 12 Wocan 13 IFAD 14 AusAid 15 ARNOw 

16 Code-NGO17 DSWD 18 FSSI 19 OPAPP 20 PTFCF  

AgriCord-logo AKKAPKA-logo AsiaDHRRA CSA-logo Fondation-de-France 

We-Effect-logo WFP-logo   WRF-logo

National Council


Noland Peñas
Panaw Sumilao Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PANAW)


Cirila Oyoa
Agusanong Kahugpungan sa Kababayen-an (AGUKAKABA)


Herminio Agsaluna
Pagduso sa Agricultura sa Tingub nga Aksyon sang mga Organisasyon sang Mangunguma (PATANOM)


Henry Candia
Fisherfolk Unity in the Entire Ragay Gulf Shoreline Association (FUERSA)


Antonio Barbosa
Pinag-isang Samahan ng mga Mangingisda sa Casiguran, Aurora (PSMCA)

Randy Cirio
Banasi Agrarian Reform Farmers Beneficiaries Association (BARFBA)

Ernesto Cleofe
Binhi People’s Organization (BINHI)

Ma. Clara Dullas
Samahang Umuugit ng mga Karapatan ng Dumagat-Remotado ng Tanay, Rizal – Lupang Ninuno (SUKATAN – LN) / Lakambini Luzon representative

Rosenda Apay
Kahugpungan sa Mag-uumang Ormocanon Inc. (KAMAO)

Elsie Rojas
Mambusao Federation of Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MFFMPC)

Julio Gloria
Hernani Community Farmers and Fishers’ Development Association (HCFFDA)

Susan Alamodin
Quinapondan Farmers and Fisherfolks Development Association (QFFDA) / Lakambini Visayas representative

Analyn Enungan
Tubo-tubo Sacarbemco Womens Organization (TUSWO) / Lakambini Mindanao representative

Roberto Ballon
Coalition of Municipal Fisherfolk Association in Sibugay (COMFAS)

Dexter Benlot
Wilson Agra Multi-Purpose Cooperative (WAMPCO)

Strategies, Programs, Core Values and Principles


1. Organize, strengthen and consolidate family farmers and their enterprises

2. Network various family farmer organizations and link them with institutions that can assist in promoting their agenda

3. Advocate to influence and effect policies and programs, and claim political spaces for family farmers


1. Asset Reform

2. Policy Advocacy and Claiming Political Spaces

3. Sustainable Agriculture & Aquatic Development

3. Sustainable Agriculture & Aquatic Development

5. Enterprise Development and Cooperative Building

Core Values and Principles

1. Dignity of the Human Person

2. Social Justice

3. Transparency and Accountability

4. Pluralism, Unity in Diversity, Subsidiarity, Solidarity, Authentic Humanism

5. Active Non-Violence (ANV)

6. Sustainable Development

7. Land to the tillers, Waters to the fishers, and Ancestral domain for indigenous peoples

Vision, Mission and Goals


Empowered, prosperous and caring family farmers, and resilient rural communities


We are a national movement and confederation dedicated to empower family farmer organizations


To empower family farmers and their communities to achieve:

1. Asset ownership and control

2. Productivity and resiliency

3. Product values addition and enhanced market power

4. Meaningful participation in policy spaces and in public programs


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