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Alegria potable water system revives idle farm lands, puts end to typhoid

“I will go back to farming.” This was the strong statement of Leonila Glova of Alegria, Cebu following the ongoing implementation of the potable water system (PWS)  in the area by the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). Through the PWS project, farmers like Glova were encouraged to utilize of what used to … read more »

PRDP inks deal with 2 Visayan schools for enterprise, market development

Linkage to the academe has been established after the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) and two universities in the Visayas region namely: Central Philippine State University (CPSU) and the Central Philippine University (CPU) as part of the I-REAP (Enterprise) Component’s 3.2 or Technology and … read more »

RPAB approves P420 million infra subprojects for Region 8

More farmers will soon have easy road access and enjoy convenient transportation of agricultural goods to the market. This is a picture that will come into reality in the near future with the result of the recent Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) Meeting of the Philippine Rural Development Project – Regional Project Coordination Office 8 … read more »

PRDP: Transforming backyard gardening to vegetable production & marketing

Driven by the desire to stand on their own feet, 800 members of the Bohol Concerned Citizens Action for Progress Inc. (BCCAP) are now looking forward to better harvest days and income after the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) paved way for the realization of the construction of Greenhouse and Vermicompost pit … read more »

Construction of P153M feeder port in Sagay City to commence soon

“We have envisioned this project for such a long time, and now, we are one step closer to that dream. This feeder port will help the fisherfolk and farmers of Sagay City.” This was according to Negros Occidental governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. during the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of Sagay Feeder Port/ Fish … read more »

Bohol braces for dairy industry development thru PRDP

The Province of Bohol is one step closer to realizing the goal of becoming the Milk Capital of the Visayas after the Bohol Dairy Producers Association (BODPA) in Ubay, Bohol received its first tranche of support from the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) amounting to P5.8 million pesos from the total P9.2 … read more »

RPCO 6 assesses Iloilo province’s commodity investment plans

Iloilo City – In the third-year implementation of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), the Regional Project Coordination Office-6 (RPCO-6) I-PLAN Component convened together with the proponent groups, farmers and members of the Regional Project Advisory Board to assess Iloilo province’s Provincial Commodity Investment Plans (PCIP) for native chicken and swine. The … read more »

“PRDP opens new opportunities for agri product market expansion for Ilonggos”

With the approval of the Provincial Commodity Investment Plans (PCIP) for swine and native chicken, PPMIU Head Dr. Raul S. Banias is positive that this milestone will open new opportunities in the province of Iloilo. “It is time for us to look for other possibilities to expand our market. We already started with swine and … read more »

Laborers survive ‘tiempos muertos’ through income from raising swine

The lean months—a long period before the harvest season—are considered “tiempos muertos” among hacienda laborers of Negros Occidental. Without a steady income during the off-milling season, hacienda laborers resort to availing themselves of loans to survive. In Hacienda Caridad I, Barangay Luna, Cadiz City, the laborers’ wives ventured into swine fattening to augment their families’ … read more »

Visayas cluster’s largest enterprise kicks off soon

Members of the La Castellana I Personnel Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LC I PMPC) heaved a sigh of relief after the World Bank gave the go signal for their P37.6-million-worth Negros Swine Integrated Enterprise subproject. “The issuance of the No Objection Letter 1 (NOL 1) gave us a sense of assurance and relief that the [sub]project will … read more »