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Quality Fibers Command Better Price

Believing in the potential for abaca as a viable source of livelihood to uplift their community in Zamboanga Sibugay, Celsa and Jimmy Badlis established and registered the Peñaranda Abaca Planters Association (PAPA) in 2013 with an initial 32 farmer members. Following this, the association grew and expanded their combined abaca plantation area to 154 hectares … read more »

CARB MPC’s triumph fuels growth in Apayao’s banana industry

by Elvy T. Estacio (RPCO-CAR Writer) In the lush valleys of Apayao, where agriculture has always been the lifeline of the communities, bananas have emerged as a vital source of livelihood alongside traditional crops like rice and corn.  However, in recent years, the banana industry has faced significant challenges due to climate change-related hazards, threatening the … read more »

Banana Bounty: Daram Cudal MPC’s growing success story

The Daram Cudal Multipurpose Cooperative (DCMPC) emerged from the visionary efforts of its founding members, driven by a shared commitment to uplift their community’s economic situation. Fueled by the concern for the well-being of farmers in their barangay, a group of individuals from Cudal sought to break the cycle of indebtedness that often plagued smallholder … read more »

DA-PRDP Scale-up holds BizCon with highland veg stakeholders in CAR

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) Scale-up held a business conference (BizCon) for highland vegetables in CAR on March 21, 2024. To further strengthen the PRDP’s collaboration with various key local stakeholders in the vegetable industry, farmers cooperatives and associations (FCAs) and private agribusiness entities (PAEs) including technology innovators were invited … read more »

Coconut Sauce Facility To Rise in Magsaysay Town in Mis. Or.

MAGSAYSAY, MIS. OR – Another IREAP facility will soon rise as the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project 10 holds a groundbreaking ceremony for the processing facility for the Coconut Sauce Processing and Marketing subproject (SP) on March 19, 2024 in Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental. The said SP, funded under Additional Financing 2 and … read more »

DA-PRDP leads business planning training for FOD staff

In a bid to continue mainstreaming its good practices, processes, and innovations in implementing enterprise interventions into the Department of Agriculture’s attached offices, the DA – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) held a training on business planning for the Field Operations Division (FOD) of the DA – Central Luzon office from March 5-8, 2024 in … read more »

Roots of change: SRT La Trinidad co-op’s potato tuberlet triumph

Potato farmers like Johndon Langgawit from Buguias, Benguet have a common, recurring problem: limited access to quality potato planting materials. “Awan ti usto nga pangalaan mi ti similya ti patatas ta mostly ket kurang pay ket nu mabitin, agmula kamin ti sabali [there are no definite sources of good potato planting materials, and if there … read more »

PLGU Sulu Signs Implementation Agreement for first PRDP Enterprise Subproject

SULU, February 14, 2024 – Today marks the continuation of a significant partnership between the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) of Sulu and DA-PRDP, with the signing of the Implementation Management Agreement (IMA) for the first enterprise subproject under I-REAP at the Provincial Capitol of Sulu. The IMA serves as a covenant between the PRDP … read more »

Manolo Fortich Receives 5th Warehouse Under DA-PRDP

MANOLO FORTICH, BUKIDNON – With a vast agricultural land that the municipality has to offer, the fifth Warehouse with Multi-Purpose Drying Pavement was handed over by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DA-PRDP 10) through Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado and PRDP Project Director to the Local Government Unit of Manolo Fortich … read more »

DA-PRDP 10 Breaks Ground Two I-REAP Subprojects in Bukidnon

Successive groundbreaking ceremonies were conducted by the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DA-PRDP 10) for two IREAP subprojects (SPs) in the municipalities of Damulog and Pangantucan, Bukidnon on January 15, 2024. The ceremonies marked the start of the construction of the facilities for the Crumb Rubber Processing Facility of Migcawayan Tribal … read more »