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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 »

PRDP delivers fiberglass boats to calamity-affected fisherfolk in Sorsogon

SORSOGON CITY — Colorful buntings and festive music signal that it is no ordinary day in Sitio Purakay, Brgy. Pamurayan, Sorsogon City on May 15, 2017. Amid scorching summer heat, residents flock the shores of Sorsogon Bay and look over the horizon. After three hours of breathless waiting, everyone was filled with cheers as 20 … read more »

PRDP boosts PLGU-CSO ties in Marinduque

Enterprise development subprojects proposed under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) have paved the way for improved partnerships between the Marinduque Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) and civil society organizations, particularly farmers’ cooperatives. Pacifico Mabato, Chairperson of Tanikala ng Pagkakaisa Multi-Purpose Cooperative in the capital town of Boac said that since they … read more »

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 »