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PRDP completes First Agri Tramline in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) confirms the completion of the Namita Agricultural Tramline, the first of its kind, in the Municipality of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur on March 20, 2018, after the final joint inspection conducted by the national, cluster, and regional Infrastructure Components. The tramline is proposed by the Municipality of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur … read more »

LGU InfoACE Focal Persons gain additional skills in Journalism/Social Media

InfoACE focal persons from the  Local Government Units (LGUs) are all set  to join the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in Information, Education and Communication(IEC) and advocacy work. After attending the training on Journalism Writing  and Communicating Information thru Social Media, the said focal persons and other attendees sealed their commitments to contribute to the … read more »

3 Bauko coops receive goods from PRDP to help augment income of farmers

Members of three microenterprise subproject Proponent Groups (PGs) gratefully received goods from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) turned over by the Municipality of Bauko, Mountain Province on March 28, 2018. The PRDP handed P570,000 worth of polyethylene film and GI pipes to the Bauko Organic Practitioners Association (BOPA) of Bauko Norte, Monamon for the … read more »

Iraga-Bayabat FMR in Cagayan expected to be completed before target date

Cagayan Provincial Project Management Implementing Unit (PPMIU) through its head, Provincial Agriculturist Pearlita Lucia P. Mabasa, affirmed that the rehabilitation of Iraga-Bayabat farm-to-market road (FMR) with bridges sub-project under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is expected to be completed before its target date. The project started last March 28, 2017, and is expected to … read more »

PRDP schools Farmer Proponents on Grievance Redress Mechanism

The Social and Environmental Safeguards (SES) Unit of the Regional Project Coordination Office 1 (RPCO1) and the National Project Coordination Office (NPCO) conducted the first batch of the Orientation/Workshop on Grievance Redress Mechanism for Enterprise Subprojects at the Dagupan Village Hotel, Dagupan City, Pangasinan on March 1-2, 2018 to discuss the principles, values, and purpose … read more »

Exceeding expectations, PRDP Proponent Group successfully completes first cycle of Peanut Enterprise

In 2016, the Conconig East Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative proposed for a Php2.3-million Integrated Quality Peanut Seed Production and Farm Service Enterprise, a micro enterprise under the Investments on Rural Enterprises for Agri-Fishery Productivity (I-REAP) Component. However, when the members saw the list of requirements, they wanted to quit. “When we first heard of the PRDP … read more »

P581.2 million-worth infrastructure subprojects in CAR endorsed for PRDP funding

BAGUIO CITY – With a total cost amounting to P581, 275,000.00, the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) recently endorsed seven (7) infrastructure subprojects in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). This includes the Construction of Slope Protection in Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet; Construction of Salat-Surek Tramline and Wakal Tramline in Bokod, Benguet; Construction … read more »

PRDP consults with project affected persons in Banaue, Ifugao

BANAUE, IFUGAO –“Nu maid di kalsada, maid a punsayaatan di buble” (no road means no development in the community) was how San Fernando barangay chairman Peter Cayong described the improvement that the proposed Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) would benefit the local populace and bring about progress in the community. The consultation gathered the project affected persons … read more »

Abandoned rice terraces in Banaue to be rehabilitated thru PRDP investments

With the end-goal of attaining rice sufficiency thru sustaining steady supply of irrigation water and rehabilitating abandoned rice terraces, five (5) Communal Irrigation System (CIS) subprojects were approved for implementation under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). A pre-construction conference was recently held on February 27, 2018 gathering both the Municipal Project Management and Implementing … read more »

RPCO 1-IPLAN leads VCA Training for LGUs

The Regional Project Coordination Office 1 (RPCO1)-Investments on AFMP Planning at the Local and National Levels (I-PLAN) spearheaded a training on the drafting of Value Chain Analysis (VCA) among key personnel of the Department of Agriculture RFO 1 and in the provincial local governments of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan. The VCA … read more »