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P56-M CIS in Carranglan substantially completed

Carranglan, NUEVA ECIJA – The P56-M Communal Irrigation System (CIS) is now deemed substantially completed as it achieved 95% on its physical accomplishment. This was revealed in a joint inspection conducted by the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO 3) led by Action Officer Gil G. David together with I-BUILD Component Head Engineer Abraham Molina, Rural Infrastructure … read more »

Going big from raising pigs: EFIPA integrates vegetable marketing in their enterprise operation

Hog raising has been a profitable business for families in the Cordillera through the decades. It has been an additional source of income for farm families, next to vegetable production, especially in a far-off area like barangay Eddet in the municipality of Kabayan, Benguet. With the growing competition in terms of vegetable supply and marketing, … read more »

Procurement activities resume following health and safety precautions

After three months of quarantine restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, procurement activities for approved subprojects under the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in the Cordillera provinces resumed. “These activities should have been conducted in the first quarter of 2020 if not due to this pandemic,” said Engr. Roiston Carame, Regional … read more »

Consultation for DA-PRDP subprojects held, COVID-19 safety tips observed

Following health and safety measures to prevent COVID-19 infection, a consultation with the beneficiaries for the proposed improvement of Balang-Bocao Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in barangay Eddet, Kabayan, Benguet was finally conducted on June 10, 2020. The road project is proposed for funding under the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in support … read more »

P 51-M FMR EXPANDS AGRI COMMODITIES IN NUEVA ECIJA

Llanera, NUEVA ECIJA – The P51-M project of the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) is seen to increase agricultural commodities, here. On June 4, 2020 the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO 3) of the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRPD) led by Action Officer Gil G. David, together with … read more »

WORLD BANK KICKS OFF 1ST VIRTUAL IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT MISSION

City of San Fernando, PAMPANGA – Amidst the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, the 10th World Bank Implementation Support Mission (WB ISM) to the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) kicked off its first digital conference on June 15, 2020 held simultaneously to various regions in the country. At least 300 online representatives from … read more »

Jose Mencio FMR improvement near completion

ATOK, BENGUET – The ongoing improvement along Jose Mencio Farm-to-Market Road under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), which started in the first quarter of 2017, is now 98.19 percent completed as of May 29, 2020. The 11.9-kilometer road project has a cost of P202.31 million funded by the World Bank, with … read more »

Tramline enriches productivity in Bokod

The completion of an agricultural tramline in barangay Ekip, Bokod, Benguet is expected to enhance the productivity of the local farmers. It will also reduce travel time and costs of hauling their farm produce. Funded under the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), the construction of the Surek-Salat Tramline was completed last … read more »

DA-PRDP COOPERATIVES HAND RELIEF GOODS DURING PANDEMIC

Some 24 cooperatives of the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) from Region 3 initiated various relief and cash assistance distribution during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) prioritizing those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly 2,500 beneficiaries which comprises medical frontliners, barangay peace and security officers and households benefited … read more »

A rainbow in the middle of a storm: Onion farmers dominate local markets amid COVID-19 pandemic

For most cases, the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) brought bad business to local farmers as access to market became a struggle due to the strict implementation of the Enhance Community Quarantine in the provinces. However, some fortunate farmers are able to make an opportunity from the crisis situation. The Pasuquin Onion Growers Agricultural Cooperative … read more »