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PRDP road project paves way for opening of rubber trading hub

Kidapawan City – Aside from the usual benefits a concreted farm-to-market road (FMR) offers, like reduction in travel time and transportation cost, it also opens the door for the creation of new economic opportunities. In Barangay Singao here, the completed 2.7-kilometer Maligaya FMR under the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) has paved the … read more »

P103M road project to spur dev’t in remote Surigao Norte village

Mainit, Surigao del Norte – Farmers like Antonio Libaya grew up carrying loads of abaca fiber to the town center from Bobonaon, a far-flung village located in the upland communities of this town. “When I was young we sell abaca to the town center carrying the load and we would walk the muddy road. There … read more »

Local planners conduct benchmarking in commodity hubs

Infanta, Quezon – Different planning officers from Regions 12 and 13 in Mindanao met with fisheries stakeholders here to learn industry practices that would help them come up with a value chain analysis (VCA) study on tuna. The VCA study is part of a comprehensive training spearheaded by DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). Dubbed … read more »

New, concreted roads a boon for farmers in MisOcc towns

Farmers in interior barangays in the towns of Panaon and Tudela in Misamis Occidental will be expecting abundant harvest with the completion of new and concreted roads built under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). For farmer Jose Pepito Arigato, the new farm-to-market road (FMR) in their barangay would cut their transport … read more »

PCIP mainstreaming in ARMM local planning urged

Buluan, Maguindanao – Local planners and stakeholders here agreed for a need to continue the mainstreaming the provincial commodity investment plan (PCIP) in local planning by communicating the plan effectively to local government units (LGUs). In an assessment activity conducted by DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), one of the major recommendations to effectively mainstream … read more »

Emerging benefits from Sibugay FMR appraised

R.T. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay – Ten months after the 3.64-kilometer Casacon-Tilasan farm-to-market road (FMR) was fully concreted, DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) recently evaluated its impact to the community especially to the farmers it serves. “DA as lead implementing agency of the World Bank-assisted Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has to conduct the Rapid … read more »

Davao del Norte lauded for its PCIP implementation

Tagum City – The province of Davao del Norte has been strongly commended for having one of the best provincial commodity investment plan (PCIP) in the country during the assessment activity spearheaded by DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). The activity was aimed at evaluating the institutionalization of the PCIP as a planning tool in … read more »

A portion of the San Miguel-Kalagonoy farm-to-market road (FMR) in Gingoog City has started its implementation. The 5.5-kilometer road network has been tagged as a “peace road” by Mayor Stella Guingona. It is expected to bring more development in the barangays which are the farthest from the town center. Photo by Gian Enrique/PSO Mindanao

Peace road in Gingoog to start construction soon

Gingoog City – The implementation of a P65-million farm-to- market road (FMR) of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in Gingoog City will be a fulfillment of the city government’s Peace Road Program, its top official say. The 5.56-kilometer San Miguel-Kalagonoy FMR is funded under PRDP’s Intensified Building Up of Infrastructure and … read more »

TERESITA PACATE of Barangay Dukay is one of the residents enjoying the potable water supply (PWS) system in their purok. An extension of an existing PWS system from MRDP, the project aims to bring safe and accessible water supply to more households in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat. Photo by Gian Enrique

Villagers now enjoy accessible, safe water from DA project

Residents in the remote village of Lampitak in Tampakan, South Cotabato and in Dukay in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat are now enjoying accessible and safe water after the completion of the potable water supply (PWS) projects in their villages. The Lampitak PWS system, which is now one year operational, is servicing around 600 households who used … read more »

A farmer readies seedbeds for cacao seedlings in this nursery in Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte. Nursery operations is one of the components of the P33-million cacao enterprise project in the province, with the aim of increasing production, improving postharvest support and marketing. The project will be implemented in two packages, the first one amounting to P33 million. Photo by Sherwin Manual/PSO Mindanao

PRDP okays P33-milion cacao enterprise project in Zampen

Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte – Cacao production is seen to increase soon in the region with the approval of Zamboanga del Norte’s Cacao Production and Marketing Enterprise project finally securing the go signal from Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). The project is hinged on a five-year business plan under PRDP’s Investment in … read more »