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DA-PRDP turns over first FMR subproject in Masbate

PLACER, MASBATE – “On behalf of the Municipality of Placer and the barangays benefitted, I accept this project with pride and honor. Hindi ako magsasawang magpasalamat sa Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) (I will never get tired of saying thank you to PRDP).” This summarizes Mayor Eusebio Dumoran Jr.’s acceptance speech upon the ceremonial turn-over … read more »

Encoding session conducted to strengthen CALABARZON’s project implementation

Various government agencies in the CALABARZON region are now seeing increased implementation of the interventions included in the Provincial Commodity Investment Plans (PCIPs) of all five provinces in the region. This is based on the latest encoding session conducted by the National and Local Planning (I-PLAN) Component and the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit of … read more »

Roxas’ new enterprises give alternative livelihood to farmers and fisherfolk

One of the main issues faced by cashew farmers in Roxas, Palawan – where the cashew fruit is a top commodity – is the minimal resources available to sustain their livelihoods. There are many cashew growers and processors in Roxas and other parts of Palawan, particularly in the northern part of the province. However, since … read more »

PPC, Tanauan PGs join mango processing training in Guimaras

JORDAN, GUIMARAS – Mango is among the agricultural commodities supported by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in the South Luzon cluster. That’s why the South Luzon Project Support Office and MIMAROPA and CALABARZON Regional Project Coordination Offices (RPCOs) Enterprise Development component arranged a Benchmarking Activity and Mango Processing Training for the mango proponent groups … read more »

PRDP sees partnership with Maragondon, Cavite LGU

Another subproject might soon come from the Cavite area as the municipal government of Maragondon met with the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) CALABARZON last September 24 for an orientation. Maragondon, a third-class municipality in Cavite, is largely an agricultural town. With the biggest land area in the province, a diverse number of commodities are … read more »

Roxas fishers all geared up for their green grouper microenterprise projects

In 2014, the Philippine Rural Development Project – Global Environment Facility (PRDP-GEF), in partnership with the municipal local government of Roxas, Palawan, started strengthening the community-based management of marine protected areas (MPA) in the municipality. The Project addresses the pressing threats to coastal and marine biodiversity in Green Island Bay and gives assistance related to … read more »

Socio-economic impacts of Placer FMR acclaimed by teachers, students

PLACER, MASBATE – At 6:15 a.m., Shirley Soliano, 27, a grade school teacher in a public school in this municipality, used to leave home without having breakfast to make it on time for the school’s 7:15 a.m. flag ceremony. Oftentimes, she comes to school haggard and even late for her class after traversing the muddy … read more »

South Luzon cluster updates various VCAs to further strengthen commodity value chain

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) South Luzon cluster is currently enhancing the Value Chain Analysis (VCAs) of various commodities in its regions. The updating of VCAs primarily aims to identify how each commodity is being supported by PRDP, what are its situational gaps, and how these gaps should be addressed so that the local … read more »

I-PLAN, M&E prepares for value chain assessment in MIMAROPA

CALAPAN CITY, ORIENTAL MINDORO – The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) from its national to cluster and regional teams are gearing up for its upcoming value chain assessment of different commodities in the MIMAROPA Region. Last August, the PRDP Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, in collaboration with the I-PLAN Component and other units from the I-SUPPORT … read more »

Grouper enterprise benefits Padre Burgos fisherfolks

Yakap at Halik Multipurpose Cooperative Quezon 2 (Yakap at Halik) is creating new opportunities for its members through the grouper production enterprise, it partnered with the Philippine Rural Development Project and the municipal government of Padre Burgos, Quezon. “Dahil sa proyektong ito nakapag-patayo kami ng tindahan sa aming bahay, nadagdagan ang pinagkukuhan namin ng kabuhayan … read more »