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PRDP awards various Small Livelihood Projects in Ilocos Region

As 2017 progresses, more and more farmer organizations who proposed for a Small Livelihood Project (SLP) under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) continue to see the realization of what they have hoped for under PRDP. Last July 13, 2017, the Bacarra Zanjera Irrigators Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BZIMPC) received eight piglets and 200 bags of hog … read more »

Developed Geodata Organizer by RPCO 1 introduced to LGUs and contractors

The Geomapping and Governance Unit (GGU) of the Regional Project Coordination Office 1 (RPCO1) developed a Geodata Organizer which was shared to the Project’s GGU staff in March 2017. To maximize the use of the geodata organizer and encourage the partner Local Government Units and Contractors with ongoing subprojects under the Philippine Rural Development Project … read more »

MIS for everyone

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) conducted a Joint PSO-RPCOs First Quarter 2017 Coordination Meeting at Fiesta Garden Hotel, Bantay, Ilocos Sur on June 20-23, 2017. Mr. Jourvin Barrera, National M&E Unit Head, re-oriented the Luzon A Cluster Project staffs on using the Management Information System (MIS) during … read more »

PRDP addresses shortage of cold storage for Bataan fisherfolk

Being the one of the major suppliers of fish products, one of the goals of the province of Bataan is to further develop the production of sardines. However, with the province’s only existing one cold storage, fishers from Mariveles pour in extra labor in order to have their products stored properly. Additional transportation costs are … read more »

Cordi maintains position as top implementer of infra projects in North Luzon

From a total of P12.4 billion peso worth of infrastructure subproject (SP) proposals coming from Luzon A cluster provinces, those in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) were able to submit close to P5 billion worth of SPs as of June 2017 for funding under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA PRDP). In … read more »

PRDP’s Grievance Redress Mechanism – the positive side of negative feedback

The Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) strengthens its advocacy for community involvement through the series of trainings by the Social and Environmental Safeguards (SES) on the use of the project’s Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM). Led by the SES Units of the National Project Coordination Office (NPCO), Project Support Office (PSO) and Regional … read more »

La Trinidad gets PRDP support for three slope protection

Farmers in the outskirts of La Trinidad town will soon benefit from the construction of slope protection measures under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). Erosions and road closures are common during rainy season causing postharvest losses by which farmers are discouraged to transport their agricultural products to the market. With support … read more »

Expanding agri enterprises and opportunities of farmers in the Cordillera

Strengthening and developing viable agri-fishery based enterprises is the key goal of the I-REAP (Enterprise Development) Component of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). As recent reports show, 54 farmer groups in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) with over eight thousand beneficiaries are expected to directly benefit from the Project’s enterprise development … read more »

C. Luzon holds groundbreaking of PRDP’s first FMR in Tarlac, awards farm tractor for sweet potato enterprise

The groundbreaking of the 14.689 km farm to market road amounting to Php 142,095,405.95 in Moncada, Tarlac was successfully held on June 13, 2017 attended by Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Regional Project Coordination Office 3 (RPCO3) heads, provincial and municipal officials of Moncada, Tarlac. The Improvement of Capaoayan – Banaoang – Ablang Sapang FMR … read more »

Bokod, Benguet gets Potable Water System under PRDP

Bokod, Benguet – The distribution of safe potable water supply will soon be enjoyed by at least 14,338 residents of Bokod, Benguet, with the installation of around P12, 613,905.68 million worth of potable water system – a project funded by the DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). “The municipality of Bokod can now do away … read more »