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Dairy farmers record higher productivity with PRDP

Dairy carabao farmers in San Agustin, Isabela now reap benefits from the enterprise and infrastructure support brought by the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). The Dairy Carabao Enterprise of Isabela is a completed small enterprise that caters to about 78 farmer-members of the San Agustin Dairy Cooperative (SADACO). Through the enterprise, the … read more »

World Bank kicks off support mission for PRDP in North Luzon

North Luzon is the first cluster visited by the World Bank team for the 7th Implementation Support Mission to the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) which kicked off on November 19. Delegates from the World Bank headed by Frauke Jungbluth, lead Agriculture Economist and Task Team Leader visited the Province of Tarlac … read more »

RPCO2 M&E unit trains barangay officials on CMT

To prepare the different barangay officials for their roles to oversee sub-project implementation, the Regional Project Coordination Office 2 (RPCO 2) Monitoring and Evaluation Unit conducted a Training on the Involvement of Citizens in Monitoring Rural Infrastructure Subproject on September 4-7, 2018 at Ivory Hotel, Tuguegarao City. “Your role in monitoring the implementation of the … read more »

Construction of 2 warehouses in Isabela commences

Mayor Jesus D. Laddaran of Ramon, Isabela, Ms. Maria Lourdes C. Corsino of the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO 2), Ms. Sally Valencia, Isabela Action Officer and the members of the Provincial Project Management and Implementing Unit (PPMIU) and barangay officials led the ground breaking ceremonies at Barangay Planas, Ramon, Isabela on September 27, 2018 … read more »

Going big from raising pigs

The Eddet Farmers Indigenous People’s Association (EFIPA) of barangay Eddet in Kabayan, Benguet is now gaining profits from their livelihood enterprise on Hog Raising and “kinnuday” Meat Processing. EFIPA started with 15 members in 2015 primarily to manage livelihood activities and provide additional income to its members. In 2016, the group’s membership shot up to … read more »

Local officials gain geo-mapping skills for project prioritization and transparency

“We expect that in the near future, the planning system of the agriculture sector will inevitably improve with the use of tools introduced by the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP).” This was the assurance that Engr. Arnel Tenorio gave to participants during the training conducted by the planning component recently. Serving as … read more »

Pasuquin farmers receive Php3million PRDP onion enterprise

The Pasuquin Farmers Garlic and Onion Growers Association (PFGOGA) received the packages of the Onion Production, Consolidation and Marketing Enterprise under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) during a turnover ceremony held at Barangay Nalvo, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte on October 19, 2018. Chairman Rolano Calimbas of the PFGOGA said, “We have always dreamt of marketing … read more »

Php18M Goat Multiplier Farm in Ilocos Sur begins construction

“To all other farmer groups who want to avail an enterprise under the PRDP, focus on an enterprise that helps people. It will motivate you to endure hardships knowing that your purpose is to help,” Chairman John Bello of Kailain Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) said during the Groundbreaking Ceremony of its Goat Multiplier Farm at Barangay … read more »

230 million Tabuk road project work starts

TABUK CITY – The Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) and the Provincial Local Government of Kalinga broke ground recently on the P230-M World Bank-funded Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) subproject covering four barangays here. With hopes of ushering development in the western part of the City, the rehabilitation of the 10.4-kilometer Bado-Dangwa-Guilayon FMR was … read more »

RPCO2 conducts UAV Geomapping Training

The Geomapping and Governance Unit (GGU) of the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO 2) has invited Engr. Arnel Tenorio, GIS Data Specialist and Engr. Stephen Mangupag, GIS Officer, both from the National Project Coordination Office (NPCO) to train the representatives of the different PLGUs and MLGUs with ongoing subprojects the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle … read more »