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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 »

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 »


With agreements with the Provincial Government of Isabela, San Agustin Dairy Cooperative (SADACO), the proponent group of the PRDP-funded Carabao Dairy Enterprise (CDE) has started processing dairy products for the frontliners of the different hospitals across Isabela province. “The cooperative officers have to double their time in preparing the needed 900 bottles needed by the … read more »

Empowering Women, Uplifting Communities

According to a 2011 FAO report, women produce over 50 percent of the world’s food and comprise about 43 percent of the agricultural labor force, both globally and in developing countries. In the Philippines, women are involved in a variety of production and farm management activities and are engaged even more intensively in agricultural work … read more »

P33-M FMR turn-over to Tandubas Municipality

The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) officially turned over the 3.6 kilometer Kepeng-Ungus Matata Farm to Market Road to the Municipality of Tandubas last February 20, 2020. The ceremony was headed by Mayor Hadja Rahiema A. Salih and Vice Mayor Fatima Saida A. Maing together with the municipal officials and project beneficiaries. This … read more »

DA-PRDP hands in 5th Malitbog FMR

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DA-PRDP 10) turned-over the Junction San Luis/Siloo – Mabuhay – Bagyangon Farm to Market Road (FMR) to the Local Government Unit of Malitbog, Bukidnon on February 21, 2020.   OIC-Regional Director of DA-10 and Project Head of DA-PRDP 10 Carlene C. Collado, CPA commended the … read more »

DA-PRDP Collaborates with Abaca Stakeholders in Caraga Region

The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in Caraga started the year right as it hosted the Mindanao-wide Stakeholders Consultation for Abaca in Butuan City last January 23, 2020. The consultation was participated by around 70 abaca stakeholders in Mindanao. Among these participants were competent authorities like the Philippine Fiber Development Authority (PhilFIDA), Department … read more »

Mindanao Cluster Recognized for 2019 Achievements

The Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) Mindanao Cluster garnered multiple awards and recognitions at the recently held Operational Management Group meeting at the BSWM Convention Hall in Quezon City last January 16, 2020. OIC National Deputy Project Director  Shandy Hubilla led the awarding ceremonies which was attended by representatives of PRDP NPCO, … read more »

Region 10 Holds 9th WB Support Mission

Cagayan de Oro – The PRDP Mindanao Cluster wrapped up the 9th World Bank Support Implementation Mission last November 13 after conducting a simultaneous site inspection of I-REAP and I-BUILD sub-projects the previous day in Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental respectively. The two-day activity culminated in a project assessment and plenary led by the … read more »