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Protecting today’s marine resources, ensuring the next generation’s wealth

Every action brings a corresponding change that is either positive or negative. Medardo Capuno, President of the Maliliit na Mangingisda ng Caramay Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MMCMPC) in Roxas, Palawan attributed the decreasing volume of fish catch to the increasing population and high incidence of illegal fishing in Brgy. Caramay. According to him, many of his fellow … read more »

PRDP subproject motivates Sorsogon fisherfolk to clean the sea, grow more seaweeds

CASTILLA, SORSOGON – Every day, members of the Cogon Fisherfolk Organization visit their 2.5-hectare seaweed area not only to maintain the seaweeds. Since they received 10 non-motorized fiberglass boats from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) on July 14, they took on a new role as “guardians of the ocean,” who are responsible in maintaining … read more »

PRDP awards 2nd Solar Dryer to Vintar Farmers

Zanjera Mantapat Kunig received the completed Mabanbanag Solar Dryer from the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte and the Municipal Government of Vintar under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in an awarding ceremony on August 23, 2017. The newly constructed Mabanbanag Solar Dryer has a total area of 420 square meters with a total cost … read more »

Another Batch of SLP-Tractors awarded to San Fabian Farmers

Farmer organizations received the last batch of Small Livelihood Projects (SLP) under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in an awarding ceremony held last August 22, 2017 at the Municipal Hall of San Fabian, Pangasinan. Under the SLP-Farm Mechanization Service Facility, the farmer organizations received brand new four-wheel tractors, rotavator, cage roller, and trailer. The … read more »

PRDP Farm Tractors bring opportunities to Cabugao and Piddig Farmers

On August 7, 2017, four Farm Mechanization Service Facilities under the Small Livelihood (SLP) of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) were simultaneously awarded to farmer organizations in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur and Piddig, Ilocos Norte. The SLP is a rehabilitative type of enterprise funded by the PRDP. Cabugao and Piddig farmers were among the most … read more »

P86.63-million Apayao warehouses to boost farmer-market link

Eight warehouses worth P86.63-million due for construction in Apayao through the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) are seen to help improve the connectivity of farmers to markets. Prudencio Bosing, Apayao’s provincial agriculturist said that one major issue they face in agricultural development is the distance of Apayao to markets. He shared that … read more »

PRDP ‘quenches’ Luisiana residents’ thirst for water supply

Water is a basic necessity that is not abundant in the fourth class Municipality of Luisiana in Laguna. For the residents of this town, water is a treasure that should never be wasted. “Talagang bawat patak ng tubig no’ng panahong ’yon, gintong ginto (During those times, every drop of water was really priceless),” Luisiana resident … read more »

PRDP awards 17 SLP-Tractors to Pangasinan Farmer Organizations

Seventeen Farmer Organizations who proposed for Farm Mechanization Service Facility under the Small Livelihood Project (SLP) of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) received the farm implements during an awarding ceremony held at the Farmer’s Pavilion, Provincial Nursery Compound in Tebag East, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan on July 26, 2017. The SLP is the Project’s response … 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 »

PRDP awards various Small Livelihood Projects in Ilocos Region

As 2017 progresses, more and more farmer organizations who proposed for a Small Livelihood Project (SLP) under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) continue to see the realization of what they have hoped for under PRDP. Last July 13, 2017, the Bacarra Zanjera Irrigators Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BZIMPC) received eight piglets and 200 bags of hog … read more »