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Cordillera local beans graded in 1st regionwide coffee competition

by Elvy T. Estacio, (RPCO-CAR Writer) Cordillera’s local coffee beans take the spotlight in the first Regional Coffee Quality Competition organized by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC), held at the Montanosa Coffee Development Center in … read more »

Proposed peanut, mung bean storage facility with solar dryer in La Union gets board approval

by Joan Dapidap (RPCO1 Writer) All members of the Regional Project Advisory Board 1 (RPAB1) on April 19, Friday, approved the proposal of the Provincial Government of La Union to construct a storage facility with solar dryer for peanut and mung bean commodities. This marks the third subproject (SP) approved by the RPAB 1 members … read more »

Cagayan Valley advisory board approves two farm-to-market roads in Ambaguio, Santiago City

by Mark Anthony Gallibu (RPCO2 Writer) Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – Two (2) farm-to-market roads (fmr) get approval from the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) and will soon start construction to benefit tomato and mungbean farmers in Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya, and Santiago City, Isabela, on April 19, 2024. The rehabilitation of Poblacion-Labang FMR in Ambaguio, Nueva … read more »

DA-PRDP RPCO2 hosts biz con for beef cattle in region 2

by Mark Anthony Gallibu (RPCO2 Writer) The Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project Regional Project Coordination Office No. 2 (DA PRDP RPCO 2) hosted the first-ever business conference for beef cattle in the Cagayan Valley, at the Zen Hotel, Villassis, Santiago City, April 12, 2024. The activity aims to facilitate collaboration between private agribusiness … read more »

DA-PRDP turns over Php 31.1M assistance to boost Tilapia fingerling production, marketing enterprise in Santiago City

by Mark Anthony M. Gallibu (RPCO2 Writer) The Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project (DA PRDP) Regional Project Coordination Office No. 2 on April 15, 2024 turned over 31.1 million PHP worth of assistance to boost the Tilapia Fingerlings Production and Marketing Enterprise to the Santiago Amos Credit and Development Cooperative (SACDECO), Purok 4, Bray. … 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 »

Women-led association in Mainit gets Php11M-worth coffee enterprise from DA-PRDP

by Elvy T. Estacio, RPCO-CAR Writer The PhP 11 million-worth coffee consolidation, processing and marketing enterprise subproject of the Aliwes Irrigators’ Association, Inc. (AIAI) based in Mainit, Bontoc, Mountain Province, was formally turned over to them today, April 4, 2024. Implemented through the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), the enterprise subproject includes … read more »

DA-PRDP provides clean, safe water to Lias folks

by Elvy T. Estacio, RPCO-CAR Writer Residents of barangays Lias Kanluran and Lias Silangan in Barlig, Mountain Province are now assured of enjoying a safe and accessible water after the completion of the Lias Potable Water System (PWS) Level II. The PhP6.85 million-worth PWS subproject was implemented under the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project … read more »

New road project in Apayao gets nod from DA-PRDP Scale-Up

The Provincial Government of Apayao can now proceed with the bidding of the Improvement of Cabatacan-San Mariano-San Jose Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) subproject in the municipality of Pudtol, after officially receiving the green light from the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) Scale-up. Proposed in support to banana and rice among other commodities produced in … 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 »