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Infra Teams Conduct Catch-up Plan for Subprojects

The I-BUILD component of DA-PRDP conducted an online coordination meeting  which was attended by the NPCO, and the PSO’s and RPCO’s of the four clusters of the project. Aside from discussions on the findings and recommendations of the previously concluded 10th Implementation Support Mission, the infrastructure component of PRDP focused on their catch-up plan to … read more »

P388.77-M DA-PRDP Fund Brings Rural Development in Surigao Norte

The Province of Surigao del Norte has P388.77 million in allocated funds for its seven infrastructure and enterprise subprojects under the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). These subprojects include five (5) farm-to-market roads (FMR) worth P375.50 million with a combined length of 32.48 kilometers and have directly benefited 8,898 farming and fishing households. … read more »

DA-PRDP Turns Over P14M Cacao Subproject in DavOr

The Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project turned over “The Fermented Cacao Beans Marketing Enterprise Sub-project” to its lead proponent group NAGMASID Agrarian Reform Cooperative in a ceremony yesterday, July 1 at San Isidro, Davao Oriental. Present at the turn-over ceremony were Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang, San Isidro Municipal Mayor Justina Yu, Regional … read more »

New normal calls for more rural development initiatives

“Investment in agriculture can help revive food production and create jobs following a crisis and enable rural communities to recover.” According to Agriculture Secretary William Dar, the government must continue to partner with the local government units and the private sectors, to increase food sufficiency levels, and modernize and industrialize the country’s agri-fishery sector. Emphasizing … read more »

Commodity in Focus: Abaca

As countries around the world struggle to deal with the threat of COVID 19, demand for abaca has put the Philippines on the map. Abaca, scientifically known as Musa textilis, is a type of banana plant that is native to the Philippines but is also grown in countries such as Ecuador and Costa Rica. Also … read more »

MIMAROPA project advisory board undertakes approval of new PRDP interventions via teleconference

Two enterprise and one infrastructure development subprojects under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) was recently reviewed and approved by the MIMAROPA Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) last May 13, 2020 using the Cisco Webex platform for teleconference. This is a first in the history of advisory board meetings that have been conducted by PRDP … read more »

Construction works for DA-PRDP funded infra projects in CAR resumes, challenges persist

While adhering to quarantine advisories and health and safety measures, some of the ongoing infrastructure subprojects funded under the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in the Cordillera resumed their operation. The government has recently allowed all public and private construction projects to resume in areas under quarantine as long as construction safety guidelines … read more »


Isabela Grains Production and Marketing Cooperative based in Roxas, Isabela has delivered 11,000 bags of aromatic and pigmented rice to the Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) of Cordon, Isabela Province to be distributed to the residents heavily affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). “The IGPMC is a PRDP assisted cooperative. Its warehouse in Roxas … read more »

PRDP Process Enhances Provincial Subproject Implementation in ZDN

“Through PRDP implementation in the province, we have learned a lot and have applied techniques and skills in implementing similar nationally funded projects,” said Leticia Jagonia, OIC of the Provincial Planning and Development Office of Zamboanga del Norte. Jagonia recounts the tedious nature of the project implementation of the two FMR subprojects in their province, … read more »

Hauling trucks for DA-PRDP-funded enterprise projects now also used for LGU relief operations

Hauling trucks acquired from the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) by farmers associations for various enterprise subprojects are now also used to support the relief operations of the Local Government Units (LGUs) amidst the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). According to Lorna E. Panyo, Business Development Officer, the Proponent Groups (PGs) have voluntarily … read more »