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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 »

Seaweed, MPA implementation all set in Bohol

The project for the protection of the rich resources of Bohol’s Danajon Double Barrier Reef will soon begin. This was declared by World Bank representative Jim Hancock during the recently concluded 4th World Bank Implementation Support Mission held on May 15 to 18 in Bohol. Speaking during the Mission, a regular activity of the Department … read more »

DA replaces asbestos pipes in Laguna town water system

In a bid to provide accessible, adequate and safe water supply to both farming and non-farming residents of Cavinti town in Laguna, the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) has started the construction of the municipality’s new water system, replacing the worn-out and hazardous asbestos pipes. Howard Miras, supervisor of the Cavinti waterworks … read more »

Cam Norte road makes life easier for farmers, inspires them to plant more

Simeona Mahipos, 66, wakes up at 2 a.m. to catch the first trip going to Daet to bring her farm produce to the market. A farmer-resident of Brgy. Mangcamagong, Basud, Camarines Norte for 17 years, she sells sweet potato, bananas and cassava from 5 a.m. onwards to buy food and other commodities for her family. … read more »

Bokod, Benguet gets Potable Water System under PRDP

Bokod, Benguet – The distribution of safe potable water supply will soon be enjoyed by at least 14,338 residents of Bokod, Benguet, with the installation of around P12, 613,905.68 million worth of potable water system – a project funded by the DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). “The municipality of Bokod can now do away … read more »

Farmers and Fisherfolks during the 2017 Farmers Forum held at Davao Del Norte.

Over 10K farmers to benefit from PRDP’s agri enterprises in Mindanao

Davao City – Around 10,000 more farmer-beneficiaries are expected to directly benefit from approved enterprise development projects under DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), a recent report revealed. Under PRDP’s Investment for Rural Enterprise and Agricultural Productivity (I-REAP) portfolio, a total of 43 subprojects with a total cost of P184.21 million have been approved to … read more »

PRDP awards tractors to Pangasinan Farmers

Four Farm Mechanization Service Facilities, under the Small Livelihood Project (SLP) of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) – Investments on Rural Enterprises for Agri-fishery Productivity (I-REAP), are awarded to farmer organizations of San Fabian, Pangasinan. The farmer organizations which brought home a brand new four-wheel tractor, cage roller, rotary tiller, and trailer include: Anonang … read more »

Mango farmers receive Production and Marketing Support from PRDP

The Cabugao Mango Farmers Multi-Purpose Association of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur received the first batch of production and marketing support from the Investments on Rural Enterprises for Agri-fishery Productivity (I-REAP) under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). Among the inputs/equipment delivered are: 305 bags of Vermicast, 4 units of power sprayers, 10 pieces of water tanks, … read more »

Agri-fishery in North Luzon to be expanded through PH’s rural dev’t project

With the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)’s vision to boost enterprises and provide world-class infrastructures, a brighter future awaits rural farmers and fishers in North Luzon. Comprising of Regions 1, 2, 3 and CAR, the North Luzon cluster of the PRDP has attained numerous milestones that pave the way for better linkages, increased opportunities and … read more »