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PRDP rehabilitates organic vegetable plantations in Bauko, MP

For members of the Bauko Organic Practitioners Association (BOPA) in Monamon Norte, Bauko, Mountain Province, vegetable production is not just a household gardening hobby, but has become a profitable enterprise especially when organic vegetable farming has added up as an income source through the organization. Carmen Malinias, now more than 60 and a member of … read more »

PRDP provides safe and accessible water to Banaue folks

Residents of barangay Uhaj in Banaue, Ifugao are now assured of enjoying a safe and accessible water after the completion of the potable water system (PWS) subproject in their barangay. The P2.4-million Level II PWS subproject is funded and implemented under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA PRDP). It has been operational … read more »

Nueva Ecija conducts stakeholder’s consultation on the investment plan for carabao and carabao-based products

In support to the continued updating of Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP), the Provincial Project Management and Implementing Unit (PPMIU) of Nueva Ecija led by Dr. Jovita Agliam, PRDP focal person in the province, assisted by the I-PLAN Component of RPCO3 held a Stakeholders’ Consultation for their investment plan on carabao and carabao-based products on … read more »

2 road improvement subprojects in region 3 approved by RPAB

The Regional Project Coordination Office Central Luzon (RPCO3) conducted a Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) meeting on the Approval of Infrastructure Development Subprojects in Angeles, Pampanga last February 12, 2019 in Angeles, Pampanga. Led by DA-RFO 3 and Project Support Office (PSO) Project Director Crispulo G. Bautista, Jr. as chairman of the board, other board … read more »

Opening of 3rd DA-PRDP-funded FMR in Kalinga seen to boost local coffee industry

PINUKPUK, Kalinga – The province of Kalinga continues to shine for its people as local officials led by Governor Jocel Baac, spearheaded the ceremonial opening and blessing of another multi-million farm-to-market road (FMR) here, today. The ceremonial opening and blessing of the Catabbogan – Wagud Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) located along the “Cal-owan line” here was … read more »

Php23-million Garlic Enterprise gets RPAB approval

The Commercialization of Ilocos Garlic: the White Gold Treasure of the North Enterprise worth Php23,171,960 obtained the endorsement of the Regional Project Advisory Board 1 (RPAB1) in its 19th meeting held at the 5th Floor DA Conference Room, San Fernando City, La Union on February 7. The Bacarra Zanjera Irrigators Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BZIMPC) is the … read more »

Building roads and bridges: PRDP brings La Union farmers closer to markets

In 2014, the Province of La Union proposed the very first infrastructure subproject in Ilocos Region under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) – the Rehabilitation of the Balecbec-Basca Farm to Market Road and Balecbec Bridge. The FMR-bridge was twice subjected to the approval of the Regional Project Advisory Board (July 25, 2015 and March … read more »

When dreams turn into reality: Alcala Onion Growers receive 10-wheeler truck from PRDP

“Dati panaginip lang naming magkaroon ng sariling truck. Ngayon, meron na dahil sa PRDP” [We used to dream about having our own delivery truck. Now, we have one because of the PRDP.], Alcala Onion Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (AOGMPC) President Romulo Bacolor shared during the awarding ceremony of various enterprise subprojects at the Pangasinan Provincial Agriculture … read more »

SLP proponent groups trained on financial management

Around 25 farmer-members of cooperatives and associations with ongoing small livelihood projects or micro-enterprise subprojects under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) were trained on financial management on January 23-24, 2019 in Baguio City. Proponent Groups (PGs) from Benguet, Ifugao and Mt. Province with ongoing and completed SLPs participated in the training. … read more »

8 Coops receive P3M worth of goods to boost coffee business in Mountain Province

The Mountain Province coffee enterprise is now set to operate in full swing. “We are exited to start the coffee green beans consolidation business,” said Lilian Biswilan, Manager of the Besao Multi-purpose Cooperative (BMPC) following the turnover of various machineries and equipment for the Mountain Province Arabica Coffee Enterprise from the Department of Agriculture Rural … read more »