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Abaca warehouse, marketing, abaca production

P6.14-B set for enterprise, infra projects in Mindanao

The Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Projects (DA-PRDP) allotted P6.14 billion to mobilize the infrastructure and enterprise development projects in Mindanao. From this amount, P5.77 billion will be spent for the infrastructure development component including construction of farm-to-market roads (FMR), bridges, potable water systems, communal irrigation system, and postharvest facilities. Recent accomplishment of the … read more »

PRDP, World Bank, Project Inspection

World Bank rates DA-PRPD satisfactory

World Bank gave Department of Agriculture’s flagship rural development project a satisfactory rating. During its recent Midterm review, DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) satisfactorily achieved its development objectives and overall project implementation according to World Bank. Under the infrastructure development component, the completed concrete farm-to-market-road (FMR) projects nationwide with a total length of 148.4 … read more »

Bohol braces for dairy industry development thru PRDP

The Province of Bohol is one step closer to realizing the goal of becoming the Milk Capital of the Visayas after the Bohol Dairy Producers Association (BODPA) in Ubay, Bohol received its first tranche of support from the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) amounting to P5.8 million pesos from the total P9.2 … read more »

PRDP road improves governance, social outcomes in Tupi

Tupi, South Cotabato – A farm-to-market road (FMR) project here has improved governance outcomes aside from the socio-economic impact already being experienced by the residents in the project influence area, its top official said. Tupi Mayor Reynaldo Tamayo said that he attributes the high satisfaction rating received by the local government unit (LGU) to the … read more »

Tarlac’s first completed PRDP infrastructure to support production of dried sweet potato chips

A processing center and storage facility with solar dryer has now finished construction in Barangay Ablang Sapang, Moncada, Tarlac, as part of the province’s proposed enterprise supporting sweet potato. The intervention is funded and implemented under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project and will benefit the 179 farmer-members of the Sapang Primary Multi-Purpose … read more »

Mechanizing agricultural activities in La Trinidad valley thru PRDP investments

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – Farmers in the valley advances from manual to mechanized agricultural activities through the investments of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). Members of the La Trinidad Japan Agriculture Trainees Association (LATJATA) can now start with their Enterprise on Farm Mechanization for the sustainable production of high value commercial … read more »

Catanduanes crablet industry to grow bigger and better with PRDP

The Province of Catanduanes is widely known as the top producer of abaca fiber in the Philippines. Soon, it will also be famous as the country’s “crab capital.” Based on the Mangrove Crab Value Chain Analysis (VCA), the province is not listed among the leading crab-producing provinces in the country. However, the report states that … read more »

Albay co-op establishes name in coco geonets industry with PRDP-funded enterprise

“Sa ngayon po, medyo nakikilala na rin po kami dito [ng komunidad] bilang isang samahan sa kooperatiba. Dati-rati po halos hindi kami nakikita (At present, we are somehow being recognized here [by the community] as a group, a cooperative. Before, we were hardly identified),” Josias Pedrocillo, Chairman of the Tunay Tapat Lahing Pilipino Cooperative (TTLPC) … read more »

Laborers survive ‘tiempos muertos’ through income from raising swine

The lean months—a long period before the harvest season—are considered “tiempos muertos” among hacienda laborers of Negros Occidental. Without a steady income during the off-milling season, hacienda laborers resort to availing themselves of loans to survive. In Hacienda Caridad I, Barangay Luna, Cadiz City, the laborers’ wives ventured into swine fattening to augment their families’ … read more »

Substantially completed FMR addresses farming issues in rural Bulacan

Over 7,000 vegetable farmers and locals are now reaping benefits from the construction of a Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)-funded farm-to-market road in San Ildefonso, Bulacan. With a total project cost of P107.2 million, the FMR traverses four barangays – Bubulong Malake, Bulusukan, Bubulong Munti, and Bohol  na Mangga – and is now reported to … read more »