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DA-PRDP conducts stakeholders’ consultation on enterprise subprojects in Mt. Province

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE – The Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) seeked opinions of all stakeholders in its effort to strengthen and develop agri-fishery based enterprises through alternative livelihoods and support facilities. Consultations with the beneficiaries of the proposed enterprise subprojects and relevant stakeholders were held in Bauko (May 3) and in Barlig, Mt. … read more »

C. Luzon inaugurates first FMR under PRDP, starts implementation of ampalaya enterprise

The inauguration of the 5.17 km farm to market road in San Jose, Nueva Ecija was successfully held yesterday, May 9, attended by Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Regional Project Coordination Office 3 (RPCO3) heads and provincial officials of Nueva Ecija. The San Juan-Villa Joson-Porais FMR is the first completed infrastructure subproject of PRDP in … read more »

From wastes to wallets – living off the tree of life

Being the largest producer of coconut in Central Luzon, covering around 173,017.00 MT (PSA, 2013), farmers in the province of Aurora are continuously seeking for ways on how to develop and make the most out of the “tree of life.” Around 150 million coconuts are being produced every year in Aurora, and about 90 million … read more »

DA intervention gives hope to onion growers

Onion farmers in Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija are optimistic that the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) is the answer to their current problem on the spoilage of onions during peak-season. Romeo Gallardo, an onion farmer from Sto. Domingo, shared that the spoilage of harvested onions has always been one of the major … read more »

Ampalaya enterprise in Bulacan boosted through improvement of FMR

Increasing productivity and profitability is the vision of the province of Bulacan to the vegetable industry in rural barangays. With the involvement of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), this goal will soon be realized. An enterprise subproject dubbed as Triple B Charantin, will increase the income opportunity of ampalaya growers through … read more »

Three enterprises in C. Luzon approved for PRDP funding

City of San Fernando, Pampanga – The Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) approved three I-REAP subproject proposals in Central Luzon, with a total project cost of P52,935,670.46 on February 7. The Establishment of Nucleus Breeder Farm for the Production of Breeder Bucks and Does for Meat and Dairy Type Goats in the Province of Tarlac … read more »

Work begins on new FMR to benefit coffee farmers in Benguet

A ceremonial ground breaking was held on April 27, 2017 for the Improvement of Km. 49 – Ambakian Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) to benefit coffee farmers in Benguet. Funded under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA PRDP), the 10.78km FMR with a project cost of 203.6 million will cover barangay Paoay in Atok … read more »

Cagayan holds Groundbreaking of 1st FMR Subproject

Amulung, Cagayan- The ground-breaking ceremony held on March 20, 2017 at Barangay Annafatan, Amulung, Cagayan marked the commencement of construction activities on the 20.25- kilometers Iraga, Solana to Bayabat, Amulung Farm to Market Road (FMR) with Bridges. “The road is yours so you have the right to tell us if there are problems in its … read more »

2 FMRs in Quirino near completion stage

Two (2) road networks is nearing completion in the Municipalities of Cabarroguis and Aglipay, Quirino, designed to connect more than 900 households and shall service at least 1,400 hectares of crops with 98% and 95% accomplishment respectively. “These farm-to-market roads, the PRJ-Dibibi-Dingasan FMR in Cabarroguis and the National Road Junction- Ligaya-Villa Pagaduan FMR in Aglipay … read more »

RPCO2 intervenes for PLGU Batanes

Basco, Batanes – The Regional Project Coordination Office 2 (RPCO2) had recently conducted a reorientation to PLGU Batanes. As a result, RPCO 2 will assist and support the Provincial Project Management Implementing Unit (PPMIU) of Batanes by way of appropriate combinations of technical assistance, capacity building, and science-based planning tools for mainstreaming the DA’s AFMP … read more »