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Pinoy Lingap-Damayan Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PLDC) member Joseph Orcillada gathers a bale of dried abaca fiber at the PLDC warehouse in Brgy. Sipi, Bato, Catanduanes. (Photo by Annielyn L. Baleza, DA-PRDP RPCO V InfoACE Unit)

DA-PRDP changes plight of abaca farmers in Catanduanes

Mindless of the heat of the afternoon sun, 34 year-old Joseph Orcillada of Viga, Catanduanes carries one bale of abaca with a smile on his face. For someone who loves his newfound job, he just cannot contain the joy of having a better source of income. “Dati bago maghagot, mangungutang muna ako sa tindahan ng … read more »

(L-R) Elmer Veracruz from Occidental Mindoro, Marian Cunanan from Marinduque, and Rodrigo Bernardo Jr. from Palawan were the project presenters during the MIMAROPA Regional Project Advisory Board review. (Photo by Leira Vic Colongon, DA-PRDP RPCO 4B InfoACE Unit)

RPAB approves P73.5M-worth sub-projects from MIMAROPA

The MIMAROPA Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) recently approved P73.5M-worth of micro-enterprises and regular enterprise development (I-REAP) sub-projects from the provinces of Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, and Palawan. The RPAB will endorse five sub-projects from the said provinces for the issuance of no objection letters. “Today, we shall all be positive. And so our output for … read more »

Sec. Emmanuel F. Piñol bets that the World Bank funded Philippine Rural Development Project implemented under the Department of Agriculture is a platform in changing the political culture making it clean and corrupt-free government.  (Photo by Gian Enrique/PRDPMindanao)

PRDP promotes “culture of no corruption”

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is confident the Department of Agriculture and the World Bank’s project targeting rural development contributes to the goal of corrupt-free government. Piñol describes the World Bank funded Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is aligned with the Duterte administration’s agenda of making sure that public funds are used properly. “I believe PRDP … read more »


Raising the commercial value of abaca, improving the farmers’ livelihoods

Members of Pinoy Lingap-Damayan Multipurpose Cooperative PLDC load a bale of top-quality abaca fiber for delivery. With the recent approval of their P25.4-million enterprise development subproject under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), PLDC will further improve the commercial value of the country’s traditional crop. Under the project’s dry-run stage, the group … read more »


Geonet: from waste to anti-soil erosion technology

A member of the Tunay Tapat Lahing Pilipino Cooperative (TTLPC)preparing fiber from coconut husks for twining. From a threat to the environment by clogging rivers, discarded husks are now made into valuable geonet that provides livelihood to unemployed residents of Libon, Albay, particularly women. The recently approved P7.6-million enterprise development subproject under the Department of … read more »


FMR Beyond Agri

Children on bicycles play along the newly concreted 2.67-kilometer Pangi-Kiambing farm-to-market road (FMR) in Maitum, Sarangani Province. Residents say that the P30-million FMR built under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) has not only provided ease in their agriculture- and fisheries-related activities, but has also encouraged residents to engage in fitness activities … read more »


Expanding Sarangani’s Abaca Industry

Laborers at the United Maligang Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (UFMPC) in Kiamba, Sarangani Province classify abaca fiber for twining into tinagak, the packaged raw material for wholesale. The UFMPC will soon expand their production, processing and marketing of high-quality abaca fiber with the approval of their P35.7-million enterprise development subproject under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine … read more »

United in alleviating the lives of small farmers. The Regional Project Advisory Board 1 (RPAB 1) members meticulously deliberate the proposed stand-alone infrastructure subprojects under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).

Ilocos LGUs to receive Tramline, Warehouses and Multi-Purpose Drying Pavements from PRDP

The Regional Project Advisory Board 1 (RPAB 1) approved 12 stand-alone infrastructure subprojects proposed under PRDP which include a tramline system, warehouses and multi-purpose drying pavements, and solar drying pavements, on August 30, 2016 during it 10th Meeting. The stand-alone infrastructures support all major commodities in the Ilocos Region, particularly high value crops. The Investment … read more »

LGU Proponents of stand-along agri-infra subprojects poses with the RPAB members upon the approval of their proposals during the RPAB Meeting held last August 26, 2016 at the DA-CAR Conference Hall.

RPAB-CAR approves 211M worth of infra subprojects

Baguio City –The Regional Project Advisory Board-Cordillera Administrative Region (RPAB-CAR) has endorsed 18 stand-alone I-BUILD (Infrastructure Development) subprojects worth PhP211M on August 26, 2016, for inclusion in the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). To fully utilize fund allotted for other I-BUILD subprojects, CAR provinces were able to propose stand-alone agri-infra projects to support production areas. … read more »

Sagbayan is among the top producing municipalities for Copra in the Province of Bohol.

Change is coming to Sagbayan, Bohol

Gladness is etched into the weary face of 78-year-old Romualdo Tik-ing upon hearing the news of near completion of the San Agustin Canmaya-Diot farm-to-market road (FMR) in Sagbayan, Bohol. Tik-ing, an industrious farmer in barangay Canmaya Centro, is just one of the 2,000 beneficiaries projected to embrace change with the concretion of the road. During … read more »