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No more hassle in delivering goods

Surigao del Norte-The rehabilitation and concreting of 18.40 kilometer farm-to-market road is an answered prayer among the residents of Barangay Bobona-on, Magsaysay, and Sta. Cruz in Surigao del Norte. For how many years, people here suffered from their daily commute to delivery of their agricultural products. “Before, this road became muddy during rainy days and … read more »

Dairy farmers record higher productivity with PRDP

Dairy carabao farmers in San Agustin, Isabela now reap benefits from the enterprise and infrastructure support brought by the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). The Dairy Carabao Enterprise of Isabela is a completed small enterprise that caters to about 78 farmer-members of the San Agustin Dairy Cooperative (SADACO). Through the enterprise, the … read more »

2.9km road to support farmers in Esperanza Town

Esperanza, Agusan del Sur–  The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) officially turned over the P34 million 2.9 km Lumbia-Mabao Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) to the Municipality of Esperanza, Agusan del Sur. “We would like to thank DA-PRDP for their support in helping us achieved one of our goals to provide a decent … read more »

PRDP-assisted coop in Sarangani ships abaca fiber to China

KIAMBA, SARANGANI- Abaca-made products from Kiamba, Sarangani are now available in China. The United Maligang Multi-purpose Cooperative (UMFMPC), an abaca-producing farmers’ group in Barangay, Maligang in the said municipality, recently shipped various abaca commodities to Chinese soil. Beverly Pacquiao, the coop treasurer, said that they sent to an undisclosed Chinese buyer 400 kilos of S2 … read more »

World Bank kicks off support mission for PRDP in North Luzon

North Luzon is the first cluster visited by the World Bank team for the 7th Implementation Support Mission to the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) which kicked off on November 19. Delegates from the World Bank headed by Frauke Jungbluth, lead Agriculture Economist and Task Team Leader visited the Province of Tarlac … read more »

Going big from raising pigs

The Eddet Farmers Indigenous People’s Association (EFIPA) of barangay Eddet in Kabayan, Benguet is now gaining profits from their livelihood enterprise on Hog Raising and “kinnuday” Meat Processing. EFIPA started with 15 members in 2015 primarily to manage livelihood activities and provide additional income to its members. In 2016, the group’s membership shot up to … read more »

Changing lives with longest farm road in Plaridel

Plaridel, Misamis Occidental- For decades, the poor road condition in three barangays of Plaridel, Misamis occidental imposed a great challenge among farmers when they market their farm produce. “Growing up in this area, I witnessed how bumpy and slippery our road before which caused difficulty in transporting our farm produce. Vehicles seldom to come to … read more »

Bohol inaugurates completed Php48M FMR

“We swear to love and uphold our obligations in ensuring the road is well maintained and taken care of,” says Brgy. Captain Rosita Canono of San Agustin. Punong Barangays of the completed 5.98 kilometer San Agustin Canmaya Diot farm-to-market road (FMR) in Sagbayan, Bohol have pledged their oaths to help preserve the FMR following its … read more »

PRDP empowers sea patrols in Prieto Diaz coastal waters

PRIETO DIAZ, SORSOGON – “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.” This is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the SDGs are universal call to acton to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure all people enjoy peace … read more »

Pasuquin farmers receive Php3million PRDP onion enterprise

The Pasuquin Farmers Garlic and Onion Growers Association (PFGOGA) received the packages of the Onion Production, Consolidation and Marketing Enterprise under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) during a turnover ceremony held at Barangay Nalvo, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte on October 19, 2018. Chairman Rolano Calimbas of the PFGOGA said, “We have always dreamt of marketing … read more »