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Or Min and Romblon PCIPs gain positive feedback from partner agencies

The Provincial Commodity Investment Plans (PCIPs) of Romblon and Oriental Mindoro gained the positive impressions of the Provincial Project Management and Implementation Units (PPMIUs) and partner National Government Agencies (NGAs). During the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) assessment on the institutionalization of PCIP on August 30 to 31, the said offices expressed their positive feedback … read more »

Young Bicolano pineapple farmer dispels belief that farming is for the aged

LABO, CAMARINES NORTE – Are Filipino farmers a dying breed? According to the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), an independent, non-profit humanitarian news and analysis outlet based in Geneva, Switzerland, a Filipino farmer’s average age is 57 which means that at an average life span of 70, the country might reach a critical shortage of … read more »

Or Min, Marinduque hold first interagency convergence meeting

Despite the declaration of non-working holiday on September 1, the first interagency convergence meetings for the implementation of the Provincial Commodity Investment Plans (PCIPs) of Oriental Mindoro and Marinduque continued at the Ramada Manila Central. In accordance to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), the Provincial Local Government … read more »

PRDP microenterprise subproject boosts seaweed farmers’ income, unifies co-op

PRIETO DIAZ, SORSOGON – Fifty-three-year-old Susana Perol of Brgy. Carayat, Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon enthusiastically ties seaweed propagules to a polyethylene rope while listening to her transistor radio at the Carayat Seaweed Farmers Association’s (CSFA’s) 4.35-hectare seaweed area about 300 meters away from the seashore. A member of the cooperative for three years, she came early … read more »

PRDP mainstreams safeguarding communities and environment, strengthens collaboration with LGUs

Rural development projects do not rely solely on economic growth to be called sustainable. Social inclusiveness and environmental soundness are also key to the projects’ sustainability. The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is one of the big projects of the government that aims to deliver holistic and sustainable interventions to rural communities. It also builds … read more »

PRDP subproject motivates Sorsogon fisherfolk to clean the sea, grow more seaweeds

CASTILLA, SORSOGON – Every day, members of the Cogon Fisherfolk Organization visit their 2.5-hectare seaweed area not only to maintain the seaweeds. Since they received 10 non-motorized fiberglass boats from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) on July 14, they took on a new role as “guardians of the ocean,” who are responsible in maintaining … read more »

Quezon gets the ball rolling for interagency convergence

Since 2011, the Niyugniyugan Festival celebrates the best of the agricultural industry of Quezon Province. This 10-day long festivity allocates one whole day, dubbed as the Araw ng Pamilyang Magsasaka, for farmers, fisherfolk, and their families. This year, during their special day, the farmers and fisherfolk of Quezon witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of … read more »

Resettlement site in Camarines Sur at par with international standards –World Bank

“You’re one of the few projects in World Bank that has my confidence. Social and environmental safeguards set the standard for what an international project should be . . . and you are able to meet that.” That is how World Bank Social Development Specialist Marivi Ladia described her general findings about the resettlement of … read more »

PRDP partner agencies to support geonet and arrowroot industries in Marinduque

BOAC, MARINDUQUE – The Provincial Government of Marinduque through the Provincial Project Management and Implementing Unit (PPMIU) facilitated the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on August 9 at the Dr. Damian Reyes Memorial Hall. This is to institutionalize support for the implementation of the Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP). The momentous event was … read more »

Agency collaboration lines up agri investments in Puerto Princesa City

The representatives of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) and specific government agencies recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to consolidate potential investments for the priority commodities of Puerto Princesa City. Identified through the Project’s Value Chain Analysis (VCA), the city’s priority commodities are cashew, banana-saba, mango, and seaweeds. “The City of Puerto Princesa … read more »