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Secretary of Agriculture

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Cacao rehab gains back the gold for farmers

In the field of agriculture, Davao Region has amassed many titles to its name including, Cacao Capital for having produced at least 80% of the country’s total production each year. Cacao is the goldmine of thousands of farmers across the region for decades already. Davao del Norte with over 10 hectares planted to cacao, has … read more »

Care for milk, anyone? P69-M PRDP fund boosts dairy production in Mindanao

Demand on dairy products particularly milk is growing but only very few local players are producing it because of its high perishability without the proper technology. The Philippines is not a large volume consumer of dairy milk products. In 2017 the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service- Global Agricultural Information Network noted that annual per capita milk … read more »

Davao del Sur implements P890M infra, enterprise projects

The Province of Davao del Sur is implementing a total of P890-million worth of projects for 6 infrastructure and another 6 agri-enterprise subprojects under the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP).  Of the amount, P834 million is earmarked for infrastructure projects that aim to improve road networks linking production areas with markets … read more »

PRDP pours P248-M for SOCCSKSARGEN provinces

Region 12 obtains P248 million budget for its enterprise development project from the Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). A total of 17 projects which include five startup and 12 for upgrading and expansion are being implemented in all four provinces in the region. North Cotabato currently has six enterprise projects worth P85 … read more »

ARBEMCO now operates abaca fiber enterprise

Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte — The Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries of Marcelo Cooperative (ARBEMCO) commenced operation of its Abaca Fiber Production and Marketing Enterprise as they received support from the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). ARBEMCO formally received the P2.94 Million worth of DA-PRDP subproject last month which include a 6-ton hauling truck … read more »

PRDP hands in 29 farm tractors to Bukidnon farmers

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DA-PRDP 10) together with the Provincial Local Government Unit of Bukidnon (PLGU-Bukidnon) officially turned-over the 29 Farm Mechanization Support to its respective Farmers Associations and Cooperatives in Bukidnon last February 20, 2019. This subproject, under the Investments in Rural Enterprise and Agriculture and Fisheries Productivity … read more »

PRDP pours in P6.51-B to support Mindanao’s poorest provinces

Infrastructure and enterprise support now ready to provide support to poorest provinces in Mindanao. At least 10 of the identified poorest provinces in the country found in Mindanao are supported with PRDP with a allocation of total of P6.510 billion. Lanao del Sur, which ranks among the top poorest provinces, has three subprojects worth P113.12 … read more »

Farmers welcome turnover of P21-Million FMR in Agusan del Sur

Trento, Agusan del Sur – Farmers and residents here celebrate when the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) turns over last January 25, 2019  the completed construction of 2.7 km Sitio Gasa to Algon Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) amounting P21.1 million.   The concrete road does not only support the rubber and palm oil industries in the … read more »

On-Track to achieve Project Development Goals

Clemente Pontejos, 64, of Brgy. Kitingting, Damulog Bukidnon has long endured the deplorable condition of the road serving their farm village. But decades of hardships will soon be a thing of the past as a concrete road that stretches over 13 kilometers is about to be completed. “For the first time in decades we can … read more »

Fulfilling dreams of the community

Manolo Fortich-Residents in Barangay Sto. Nino endure the challenge of transportation caused by poor road condition. For how many years, they have been dreaming of having a well-paved farm-to-market road that they can use in their daily commute and transportation of goods. Last January 19, 2018, their prayers had been answered through a support coming … read more »