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Bayanihan by the sea

Members of the proponent group Manlambus Fisherfolk Development Cooperative for the fish corral rehabilitation and fish trading support based in Escalante City, Negros Occidental under the enterprise development component, begin constructing the fish corral in the deeper portion of the municipal waters. Eight fathoms deep (one fathom is equivalent to six feet), the corral’s catching … read more »

Financial aid granted to Negros Occidental hog raisers, farmers

Happy smiles are etched on the faces of hog raisers and farmers in northern Negros Occidental after the release of the financial grant from the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) amounting to Php1.084 million worth of livelihood assistance last February 27, 2017. The two associations granted of the assistance are the … read more »

PRDP encompasses goals we want to achieve – NegOcc guv

The chief executive of Negros Occidental province lauded the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. said the DA-PRDP has opened opportunities for Negrosanons, particularly the farmers and fisherfolk. “The [DA] PRDP has provided links between producers to the market because of the access to better and improved roads,” … read more »

World Bank holds GEF Review Mission in coastal towns of Eastern Samar

Aside from being a channel of infrastructure and enterprise subprojects in the country, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) also supports the protection of marine protected areas and resources. Mr. Jim Hancock, an expert in protected area management from the World -Bank (WB), along with some technical personnel from the Department of Agriculture in collaboration with … read more »

Region 8 gets bulk of PRDP aid for Enterprise Dev’t in Visayas

 More than anywhere else perhaps, it is a fact that Region 8 is most in need of assistance due to the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). According to Engr. Jose Albert A. Barrogo, Deputy Project Director for Visayas, of the 105 enterprise (I-REAP) subprojects lined up in the Visayas cluster, 47 of which are … read more »

Groundbreaking held for 1st PRDP-funded FMR in N. Samar

San Roque, Northern Samar– Residents from different barangays and local government officials gathered here recently for the much–awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Rehabilitation/Improvement of Bantayan–Malobago–Pagsang-an farm–to-market road (FMR) subproject of the Philippine Rural Development Project. For Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 8 Executive Director Wilson A. Cerbito, the FMR is one way of addressing … read more »

Seaweeds dryers, feeder port projects lined up for Region 6

ILOILO City – The Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) on Sept. 3 approved the construction of subprojects in Guimaras and Negros Occidental provinces under the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). Lined up were a feeder port breaker/rock causeway worth P154,171,142.00 in Sagay City, Negros Occidental and 10 seaweeds dryers cum storage facilities worth … read more »

RPAB approves P22.8M enterprise subprojects in Samar provinces

Something exciting is stirring for the coconut and banana farmers in the two provinces of Samar Island after the approval of two enterprise subprojects by the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB). In a recently held meeting on September 20, 2016 at the Leyte Park Hotel in Tacloban City, the Philippine Rural Development Project’s (PRDP) Advisory … read more »

DA-RFO 8 promotes use of PRDP Planning and Transparency Tools to LGUs

There is more to the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) than just constructing infrastructures and supporting livelihood investments. DA-PRDP also boasts the use of innovative and science-based  tools which could  be freely adapted by other government offices for development planning and transparency. DA Regional Field Office 8 Executive Director Wilson A. … read more »

PSO Visayas update: Improved Bohol road nears completion

Project beneficiaries in Sagbayan, Bohol are now grasping and reaping the countless benefits brought about by the rehabilitation of the San Agustin Canmaya Diot farm-to-market road. Even though it has yet to achieve 100% project completion, the easy and faster transport of goods to be disposed in the markets have been felt by residents from … read more »