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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 »

Six LGUs in Region XII eye access to PRDP Scale-UP infra subprojects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY- With the new funding opportunities brought by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Scale-Up, six local government units (LGU) in Region XII hoped to access financing for infrastructure subprojects from the said World Bank-assisted project. These LGUs were new to proposing subprojects under the infrastructure development component of PRDP Scale-Up. The LGUs … read more »

Over PhP233M-worth DA-PRDP subprojects turned over in Kabayan, Benguet

From a stiff and narrow road to a two-lane paved road, residents of barangay Batan in Kabayan, Benguet now enjoys a smooth 15-minute ride from Halsema Highway to sitio Colong and another 15 minutes all the way down to sitio Ambakian. Implemented under the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) and the … read more »

Welcoming the digital age of agriculture marketing

The Philippines takes pride in its agri-fishery sector with its vast agriculture landscape and abundant aquatic resources. Hence, it is considered as one of the main sectors of the economy. With the agriculture industry being the country’s main food source, many would say that there is a constant market need in agribusiness. Amidst the growing … read more »

DA-PRDP-supported farmer groups expand market, income through market linkage, access to financing

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project has been instrumental in empowering farmers and developing the agriculture sector in rural communities. Through its technical assistance, the PRDP initiated market connections and credit facilitations, enabling farmer groups and associations with enterprise subprojects to expand their market reach and increase their income. Through the I-REAP … read more »

Stirring Up Support for the Mindanao Coffee Industry

Through their Convergence Initiative under the Subcomponent 1.2, PRDP Mindanao’s I-PLAN Component has provided increased market linkages for coffee stakeholders in Mindanao. The convergence for coffee brings together farmers, entrepreneurs, institutional buyers, local government units, the academe, private corporations, and other government line agencies. PRDP Mindanao partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry to … read more »

Paving the Road to a Food Secure Bangsamoro

Road connectivity in the Province of Sulu has been a longstanding issue for rural communities. For years, farmers and fisherfolk in these areas struggled to transport their products to market due to the lack of accessible roads. With the construction of MAFAR-PRDP’s first farm-to-market road in the Municipality of Lugus also comes the opening up … read more »

Mindanao Cluster Gears Up for PRDP Scale-UP

As the Mindanao Cluster gears up for its new project, PRDP National Deputy Project Director Shandy M. Hubilla gave an orientation on the PRDP Scale-up during their coordination meeting on March 7, 2023 at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City. In his presentation, DPD Hubilla talked about the strategic directions of the PRDP Scale-UP, … read more »