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PLGU Sulu Signs Implementation Agreement for first PRDP Enterprise Subproject

SULU, February 14, 2024 – Today marks the continuation of a significant partnership between the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) of Sulu and DA-PRDP, with the signing of the Implementation Management Agreement (IMA) for the first enterprise subproject under I-REAP at the Provincial Capitol of Sulu. The IMA serves as a covenant between the PRDP … read more »

Manolo Fortich Receives 5th Warehouse Under DA-PRDP

MANOLO FORTICH, BUKIDNON – With a vast agricultural land that the municipality has to offer, the fifth Warehouse with Multi-Purpose Drying Pavement was handed over by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DA-PRDP 10) through Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado and PRDP Project Director to the Local Government Unit of Manolo Fortich … read more »

DA-PRDP 10 Breaks Ground Two I-REAP Subprojects in Bukidnon

Successive groundbreaking ceremonies were conducted by the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DA-PRDP 10) for two IREAP subprojects (SPs) in the municipalities of Damulog and Pangantucan, Bukidnon on January 15, 2024. The ceremonies marked the start of the construction of the facilities for the Crumb Rubber Processing Facility of Migcawayan Tribal … read more »

Mindanao Enterprise and Investment Planning Teams Unite to Establish Regional Commodity Hub

With the goal of creating regional commodity hubs to focus large scale investments in Mindanao, PRDP PSO Mindanao gathered together regional enterprise and investment planning teams in Davao City to identify priority commodities for Region 11, 12 & 13. Guided by PRDP Mindanao’s Regional Project Coordination Offices, provincial and city project management and implementation officers … read more »

Sweetsuccess of Sweetpotato Farmers in Bataan

More than three decades ago, a group of farmers from the southern Luzon area of the Bicol Region migrated to the highlands of Bagac, Bataan. They would then organize themselves as the “Samahan ng mga Bicolano sa Bagac”. With the assistance of a non-government organization, they registered with the Cooperative Development Authority in 1993 under … read more »

Coop from Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija aims to hail town as goat capital

Members of the Bonifacio Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) from Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija began their aspiration for their town to be named as the goat capital in their province and someday in the country, as they received a goat enterprise subproject from the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). Completed in May 2022, the … read more »

Rice is Life: Continuing the legacy of Ifugao’s heirloom rice

A legacy we need to protect and sustain—this is how Ana D. Habbiling, an 85-year-old farmer in Banaue, Ifugao, described heirloom rice as a cultural heritage. “We have been planting the traditional palay ever since we were young. Our parents would always tell us that this rice variety was the only livelihood of our ancestors, … read more »

PRDP Mindanao Meets for Strategy Setting, Consultation with World Bank

With the fourth quarter of 2023 coming in the horizon and two big ticket projects on the way, PRDP Mindanao’s Regional Project Coordination Offices (RPCOs) led by their project directors, deputy project directors and component and unit heads together with the Project Support Office Mindanao converged in Davao City for their coordination meeting and consultation … read more »

More than Php44M tomato cold storage to rise in Ilocos Norte

A tomato cold storage facility worth Php 44.6M will soon rise in the municipality of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte which will be managed by the San Joaquin MPC. Through the I-REAP component of the Philippine Rural Development Project, the enterprise was proposed to address the lack of storage facility during harvest season in the months of … read more »

Mindanao Cacao Stakeholders Revisit Constraints, Gear Up for Convergence

here is strength in convergence as the cacao stakeholders gathered to identify the gaps and the role they can play to address it. The “Mainstreaming of PRDP Tools: Updated Cacao VCA Presentation and Convergence Consultation”, which was conducted on July 20, 2023 in Davao City, provided a convenient platform for the cacao key players from … read more »