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PRDP OKs road rehabilitation to benefit top Robusta Coffee producing municipality in Mountain Province

More than 14 thousand residents as well as coffee producers of Paracelis, Mountain Province will soon benefit from the concreting of a farm-to-market road (FMR) which the municipality has proposed for funding from the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in 2015. The issuance of a “No Objection” letter from the PRDP’s National … read more »

PRDP approves road concreting project in Mountain Province to link coffee producers to the market

The long-awaited concreting of the rugged road traversing two adjacent municipalities, Tadian and Besao, Mountain Province finally sets off. Director Lorenzo Caranguian said that the implementation for the subproject entitled “Improvement of Besao-Nacawang & Tadian-Mabalite Farm-to-Market Road Package I and II” shall set off by virtue of the “No Objection” letter No. 2 (NOL 2) … read more »

3rd FMR to benefit more coffee farmers in Kalinga approved for PRDP funding

Another farm-to-market road is set to be rehabilitated in the province of Kalinga, to be funded under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP)  benefitting more coffee producers in the Province. The PRDP’s National Project Coordinating Office (NPCO) issued a “No Objection” letter to the awarding of contract to Omengan Construction Development Corporation  … read more »

Joint CARPCO-PPMIUs 1st quarter assessment and planning workshop conducted

To ensure a smooth-sailing implementation of subprojects implemented under the DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), project staff and key partners convened for a joint assessment and planning workshop. The activity was held at the Kalinga Farmers Academy, Tabuk City, Kalinga on March 9, 2017. It aimed to assess … read more »

North Luzon engineers discuss effective implementation measures during cluster forum

Engineers from Regions 1, 2, 3 and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) gathered in a Site Engineers’ Forum at the Pangasinan Research and Experimental Center (PREC) in Sual, Pangasinan from March 1 to 4, 2017. The forum aims to resolve issues which engineers encounter in the implementation of PRDP subprojects (i.e. unauthorized pulling out of … read more »

Farmer groups oriented on PRDP’s enterprise development component

Farmer cooperatives and associations selected as Proponent Groups (PGs) for pipelined enterprise subprojects in CAR were oriented on Philippine Rural Development Project’s (PRDP) I-REAP (Enterprise Development) Component operations manual. The orientations to the selected PGs were simultaneously conducted in the provinces of Apayao, Abra and Mountain Province particularly the following farmer groups: Flora Multipurpose Cooperative … read more »

PRDP conducts baseline survey on Ilocos farmer project beneficiaries

One of Philippine Rural Development Project’s (PRDP) objectives is to increase the income of farmer beneficiaries by 30 percent within six years. These beneficiaries who are qualified farmer organizations will be awarded enterprises (i.e. Small Livelihood Project, microenterprises, small and medium enterprises) under the PRDP. To be able to gauge the impact of the Project, … read more »

Paoay holds Groundbreaking for its first FMR under PRDP

The construction of the Rehabilitation of the Nalasin-Sungadan-Langiden Farm-to-Market Road, which is proposed by the Municipality of Paoay, Ilocos Norte under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), formally kicked off last February 26, 2017 in a ground breaking ceremony held at the Barangay Hall of Nalasin, Paoay, Ilocos Norte. The ceremony was led by Paoay … read more »

PRDP Proponent Groups take steps towards GAP certification

The Proponent Groups (PGs) of Mountain Province and Kalinga coffee enterprise subprojects supported under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) have taken steps towards Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification. Part of the quality control measures incorporated in the business plans of the Kalinga Integrated Coffee Processing and Marketing Enterprise and the Mt. … read more »

PRDP awards 1st SLP in Ilocos Region

Happiness radiates from the faces of the members of the Women’s Unity for Progress and Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Mapandan, Pangasinan during the awarding ceremony of the Small Livelihood Project (SLP) – Farm Mechanization Service Facility held at the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan on January 24, 2017. The Cooperative is the … read more »