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NPCO Monitoring and Evaluation alternate unit head Rollie Osayan emphasized the critical role of data encoders in ensuring accuracy of data to the M&E system.

PRDP’s web-based M&E system to enhance project data management

Davao City – DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project has recently conducted a retooling workshop to mainstream the use of the web-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system among project implementers as part of the innovations introduced by the Project. “The project has a wide range of interventions and from these comes voluminous data which needs to … read more »

PRDP to develop value chain studies for high value agri-fishery

Davao City – DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) will undergo value chain analysis (VCA) studies for additional high value crops and fishery commodities within the year. In a recent scoping activity conducted by PRDP’s Mindanao Project Support Office (PSO), three regions will embark on VCA studies for three commodities while the other three will … read more »

Farmers in Zambo Norte town pin hopes on cacao enterprise project

Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte – When Isabelo Paculanang retired from public service in the late 90s he turned back to farming, trying out government programs on agriculture even though some have faced sustainability issues. “Farmers are always on a ‘wait and see’ attitude,” he said, adding that a reliable market has always been the challenge. … read more »

Innovations improve infra project management in Mindanao

Ensuring that quality and standards are observed in the implementation of their rural infrastructure projects, local government units in Mindanao have espoused measures and regulations patterned with the Department of Agriculture (DA). Engr. Jean Rabanoz, Davao del Norte Provincial Project Monitoring Implementing Unit (PPMIU)  Head said the requirements of DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)  … read more »

Farmers and Fisherfolks during the 2017 Farmers Forum held at Davao Del Norte.

Over 10K farmers to benefit from PRDP’s agri enterprises in Mindanao

Davao City – Around 10,000 more farmer-beneficiaries are expected to directly benefit from approved enterprise development projects under DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), a recent report revealed. Under PRDP’s Investment for Rural Enterprise and Agricultural Productivity (I-REAP) portfolio, a total of 43 subprojects with a total cost of P184.21 million have been approved to … read more »

P95.5-M road rehab in Davao del Sur launched

Another road network is expected to facilitate easy transport of farm produce in Davao del Sur.   This came after Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Ra. Cagas and Department of Agriculture (DA) regional Director Ricardo M. Oñate, Jr. led the groundbreaking of P95.5-million farm to market (FMR) road project in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur.   … read more »

Construction of P187M FMR in Surigao del Sur town Kicks Off

Cortes, SDS — Agriculture intervention through the Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) is set to boost the production of agri-fishery commodities here through the concreting of 14.33 km Poblacion–Manlico–Uba Farm-to- Market Road (FMR) amounting to P187 million. The road concreting project which had its groundbreaking ceremony last May 26 will cover 4,537 hectares of influence … read more »

P103M FMR to Boost Agriculture in Surigao Norte

The Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in Caraga conducted recently a pre-construction conference for the 9.4 km rehabilitation/concreting of Magsaysay – Bobonaon Spur Sta. Cruz – Paco Farm-to- Market Road (FMR) in Mainit, Surigao del Norte amounting to P103 million. “Farmers in the barangays are already excited for the start of the … read more »

Abaca Weavers

Mindanao indicates achieving PRPD’s Project Development Objectives

Davao City — Three years into the implementation of DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), Mindanao cluster still remains as top performer in terms of fund allocation and in achieving the Project Development Objectives (PDOs). During the 4th World Bank Implementation Support Mission, Deputy Project Director for Mindanao Araceli Morano reported that Mindanao cluster posted … read more »

World Bank to visit PRDP projects in Sarangani

Kiamba, Sarangani – World Bank is set to visit two projects here on May 9-11, 2017 as the first leg of the 4th World Bank Implementation Support Mission to assess the implementation of DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in Mindanao. These two subprojects are the P35-million abaca enterprise project geared toward the enhancement of … read more »