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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 »

Science-based planning tools introduced to LGUs

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is now rolling out science-based innovations utilized under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) to further improve agriculture and fisheries investment planning. Partner agencies and local government units took an intensive 96-hour training-workshop from May to September on science-based tools particularly Rapid Market Appraisal (RMA) and the Value chain analysis … read more »

Cacao project boosts Davao City’s aim as Chocolate Capital of the Philippines

The local government of Davao City vowed to boost the competitiveness of cacao farmers in the area in its bid to position the city as the chocolate capital of the Philippines. The plan to help farmers in the city produce high-quality chocolates was revealed by Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio during her first “State … read more »

Davao del Norte Gov. Anthony del Rosario (3rd from the right) and Panabo City Mayor James Gamao (6th from the right) lead the inauguration of the 8-km farm-to-market road values at P61.9 million. Looking on are (L-R) Miguela Edquila, DA-RPCO-XI M&E Unit Head; Engr. Carl Orbe of PRDP-PSO Mindanao; Davao del Norte Provincial Engr. Raul Mabanglo (extreme R); and the barangay officials. (Photo Credit: Janelle Flores/DA-XI)

DA-PRPDP inaugurates P61.9 M road project in Panabo City

Farmers and residents of Panabo City are now reaping the benefits of the newly rehabilitated farm-to-market road worth P61.9 million. The 8-kilometer road concreting project connecting barangays Little Panay, Katipunan and Kasilak is under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). “The PRDP is one of the more important projects under this administration … read more »

OFFICERS AND MEMBERS of the Tupi Coffee Growers Association, Inc. (TUCOGAI) received from DA Secretary Manny Pinol the first tranche of the budget for the P17.9-million Enhancement of Production and Marketing of Green Coffee Beans project. The checks are intended for the procurement of equipment and facilities that would jumpstart the enterprise project. Photo by Carl Aguillon/DA RPCO 12​

Farmer-led coffee enterprise in SoCot gets boost from DA-PRDP

Tupi, South Cotabato – Engines will soon start grinding for Tupi’s coffee enterprise after the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) turned over the first tranche of the project’s cost that will jumpstart the enterprise activities. DA-PRDP turned over last week checks worth P2.6-Million to the Tupi Coffee Growers’ Association, Inc. (TUCOGAI), the … read more »

PRDP Regional Project Coordination Office of DA 9 conduct inspection of the Sitio Lugami-San Antonio farm-to-market road (FMR) in the town of R.T. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay before the turnover ceremony of the project. The 3.5-kilometer road has started to benefit the community even before its completion, with many residents putting up their households and some enterprises like sari-sari store in the area. Photo by Remai S. Alejado/DA PRDP 9

PRDP beefs up quality control of infra projects up for construction

Davao City – With the increase of proposals for infrastructure projects in Mindanao under DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), the Project’s project support office (NPCO) trained here recently for project implementers on Materials Testing and Quality Control or MTQC with advanced concrete technology. Organized by PRDP’s infrastructure or the Intensified Building Up of Infrastructure … read more »

Residents and farmers in the town of Lala, Lanao del Norte are now enjoying the benefits of a 4.1-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) concreted under DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). The road project, which was completed last year, has lessened the hauling costs of farmers and provided easy and convenient transport.

Farmers, residents reap benefits of new FMR in “Lala land”

Lala, Lanao del Norte – Farmers and residents of this town are now enjoying multi-benefits of a new farm-to-market road (FMR) completed under DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). The 4.1-kilometer concreted FMR has started to benefit rice farmers in the rice-dependent barangays of Pinuyak, Simpak, and Maranding. According to barangay kagawad Arturo Arceñas, farmers … read more »

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 »