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Tree cutting permit granted to Benguet for PRDP subprojects

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) granted a tree cutting permit to the provincial government of Benguet to make way for the PRDP funded subprojects entitled, “Improvement along Jose Mencio Farm-to-Market Road” and “Improvement of Km.49-Ambakian Farm-to-Market Road.” This is in compliance to DENR Administrative Order 2016-07 dated May 19, 2016 authorizing the … 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 »

RPCO 02 I-PLAN lays out strategies for strengthening AFMP

In a bid to ramp up efficiency for countryside rural development, the Regional Project Coordination Office 02 (RPCO) through the I-PLAN Component has successfully conducted a series of consultation-workshops in preparation for the formulation of the updated Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP) 2018-2023 covering the five provinces of the region. The consultation-workshops included the … read more »

RPCO2 trains barangay representatives for citizens monitoring

Eighty participants, all local officials coming from the different barangays of Amulung, Solana, Alcala and Tuguegarao City, attended the Training on the Involvement of Citizens in the Monitoring of Rural Infrastructure Subproject conducted by the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO2). “Your vigilance as officials of the barangays within the road influence area is needed for … read more »

Farmer groups in Kabayan, Benguet receive goods under PRDP

KABAYAN, BENGUET – Four farmer groups received farm inputs, supplies and materials under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)’s I-REAP (Enterprise Development) component in a ceremony held last November 29, 2017. To augment the losses incurred in their farm lands caused by typhoons, farmer groups have proposed micro enterprise subprojects (formerly small livelihood projects) under … read more »

RPAB CAR approves 3 Enterprise Subprojects and 1 Construction of Slope Protection Variation Order

Baguio City – Members of the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) in CAR approved P16-million worth of enterprise subprojects for upgrading from the provinces of Apayao, Kalinga and Mountain Province plus one on-going subproject in Benguet subjected to a variation order in a meeting held on November 28, 2017 here. The Province of Apayao proposed … 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 »

RPAB 1 OKs irrigation and potable water system

The Regional Project Advisory Board 1 (RPAB 1) has approved an irrigation system and a potable water system during its 14th meeting held at the DA-RFO 1 Conference Room on November 6, 2017. The Municipality of Paoay, Ilocos Norte proposed the Rehabilitation of the Paoay Communal Irrigation System (CIS) to increase the productivity of its farmlands. … read more »

PRDP widens project reach in North Luzon

Now on its midterm of implementation, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in North Luzon cluster maintains its progressive growth in establishing a modern, value-chain oriented and climate-resilient agri-fishery sector in the rural community. A total of 738,060 locals and 57,450 proponent group members have now begun enjoying the benefits from various infrastructure and enterprise … read more »

World Bank team reviews PRDP implementation in North Luzon

Cabarroguis, Quirino – Delegates from the World Bank conducted their semestral visit to selected subprojects of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), with North Luzon hosting the first leg on November 21-24, 2017. Aiming to roll out a more efficient project implementation across all offices, the review mission team met not only … read more »