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Construction of P187M FMR in Surigao del Sur town Kicks Off

Cortes, SDS — Agriculture intervention through the Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) is set to boost the production of agri-fishery commodities here through the concreting of 14.33 km Poblacion–Manlico–Uba Farm-to- Market Road (FMR) amounting to P187 million. The road concreting project which had its groundbreaking ceremony last May 26 will cover 4,537 hectares of influence … read more »

DA-PRDP awards 1st cattle micro enterprise in CAR

VILLAVICIOSA, ABRA – The long wait is over for the farmers here as they received the first tranche of cattle delivery for their micro enterprise subprojects (formerly Small Livelihood Project) on Cattle Fattening and Marketing Enterprise that got their businesses officially on the go. Funded under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) … read more »

Sogod road yields positive outcomes

For habal–habal(motorcycle) driver Arnold Sanchez, driving through the rocky roads of Sogod for many years was a constant struggle. “We would fall off our motorcycle because of the rocks and huge stones,” said Sanchez. “It was doubly hard because of the added expenses in vehicle maintenance. We had to change motorcycle parts more often.” Today, … read more »

PRDP: Guinayangan’s road to better seaweeds production and marketing

Typhoons Lando and Nona hit the third class Municipality of Guinayangan, Quezon in 2015 leaving damage to many residents especially those who engage in farming and fishing as their primary sources of income. “Sabi nga ay kapag masama ang panahon, mahina ang kita (They say that when the weather is bad, the income is [also] … read more »

PRDP ends Candelaria residents’ struggle with rough roads

At least 74 percent of the total land area of Candelaria in Quezon is dedicated to agriculture, yet poor road condition in the municipality hinders the farmer-residents’ productivity. Poor roads, particularly in the Barangays of Sta. Catalina Norte, San Isidro, Kinatihan I, and Kinatihan II, contribute to increased post-harvest losses and high hauling costs, which … read more »

From wastes to wallets – living off the tree of life

Being the largest producer of coconut in Central Luzon, covering around 173,017.00 MT (PSA, 2013), farmers in the province of Aurora are continuously seeking for ways on how to develop and make the most out of the “tree of life.” Around 150 million coconuts are being produced every year in Aurora, and about 90 million … read more »

Ampalaya enterprise in Bulacan boosted through improvement of FMR

Increasing productivity and profitability is the vision of the province of Bulacan to the vegetable industry in rural barangays. With the involvement of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), this goal will soon be realized. An enterprise subproject dubbed as Triple B Charantin, will increase the income opportunity of ampalaya growers through … read more »

World Bank conducts 4th support mission for PH’s rural development project

The World Bank starts today, May 8, 2017, its implementation support mission to the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) with a kick-off meeting at the DA central office in Quezon City. A team of experts from the World Bank headed by Frauke Jungbluth, the lead agriculture economist and task team leader of … read more »

PRDP introduces new web-based system, monitors mainstreaming of commodity investment plans

Aside from the infrastructures built and enterprises established, another legacy that the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) aims to create is the mainstreaming of its tools and processes. For the national and local level planning (I-PLAN) component, its contribution to make the Department of Agriculture’s (DA’s) bureaucracy more efficient is the science-based revised Agricultural and … read more »

2 FMRs in Quirino near completion stage

Two (2) road networks is nearing completion in the Municipalities of Cabarroguis and Aglipay, Quirino, designed to connect more than 900 households and shall service at least 1,400 hectares of crops with 98% and 95% accomplishment respectively. “These farm-to-market roads, the PRJ-Dibibi-Dingasan FMR in Cabarroguis and the National Road Junction- Ligaya-Villa Pagaduan FMR in Aglipay … read more »