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PRDP-funded abaca enterprise in Catanduanes sees bright prospects after ECQ

VIRAC, CATANDUANES – “Ang abaca plant ay hindi naman apektado ng pandemic. Once na maalis na itong ECQ, back to normal.  Napakalaking produce nyan kasi napakaganda ng tanim ngayon na abaca. Makaka-bounce back kami. napakaraming ani niyan. Magdo-double time ang mga abacaleros nyan.” This is the optimistic foresight of  Anita L. Tasarra, chairperson  of  the … read more »

Completed PRDP-funded FMR in Masbate facilitates unhampered flow of goods and assistance amidst ECQ

PLACER, MASBATE – The P120.88-million worth  9.50-kilometer Aguada-Locso-an Farm-to-Market-Road (FMR) completed and turned over to the municipality of Placer in October last year now benefits the rural community in this municipality especially since the implementation of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). In a statement, Mayor Eusebio P. Dumoran Jr. said that a portion of … read more »

Banana, seaweed, and cassava commodity enterprises readied for board approval of PRDP MIMAROPA

Three new enterprise subprojects in the MIMAROPA Region was the subject of a technical review that was recently conducted by the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) South Luzon Cluster. The technical review was a requirement to refine certain aspects of the proposals before it undergoes presentation in the MIMAROPA project advisory … read more »

Rural improvement club takes advantage of PRDP-funded FMR in Puerto Princesa City

The Concreting of Bukang Liwayway to Makandring Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in Puerto Princesa City is one of the already completed subprojects of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) under the Department of Agriculture (DA). Covering up to 8 kilometers, the FMR is primarily located in Barangay Langogan where the top agricultural commodity is cashew. While … read more »

Marinduque’s first FMR beneficiaries trained to use citizen monitoring tool

On February 11 – 14, 2020, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) conducted its fifth Training on Citizen Monitoring throughout the MIMAROPA Region in the Province of Marinduque. The Improvement/Upgrading of Pantayin-Jolo-Napo Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) is the first infrastructure-type subproject that will be implemented in Marinduque in the … read more »

Santa Maria LGU breaks ground for PRDP-supported FMR

The very first farm-to-market road in the province of Laguna under the PRDP I-BUILD component had broke ground in Santa Maria, Laguna. A 7.17-km road, it will connect six barangays of the town to provide necessary services and connection for almost 2,261 households. “The people of Santa Maria are very glad that we will soon … read more »

Seaweed farming improves PGs livelihood in Prieto Diaz

Many say that livelihood in the ocean are only for men and not for women, but members of the Carayat Farmers Seaweeds Association (CFSA) don’t agree. Nine out of twenty-nine members of the said organization are women, and just like the male members of their group they don’t mind the extreme heat of the sun … read more »

PRDP Bicol Team intensifies the use of Citizen Monitoring

STA. ELENA, CAMARINES NORTE – Officials from Brgy. Poblacion and Pulongguit-guit as well as several staff from the Provincial Office of the said province and the contractor participated in the series of Trainings on Citizens Monitoring Tool (CMT), Barangay Implementing Team (BIT) and Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) conducted by the Philippine Rural Development Project for … read more »

Brgy. officials in Pistola to Tablon FMR pledge to cooperate in BROM implementation

“Sobrang laki ng naitulong sa amin ng kalsada at tulay sa aming pamumuhay, pati na rin sa pag-aaral ng mga bata. Noong wala pa ang tulay, pahirapan po talaga ang pagpunta sa paaralan dahil limitado lang ang mga sasakyang nakakapasok dito. Minsan nga sumasakay sa backhoe ang mga guro para lang makatawid sa ilog. Ngayon … read more »

DA-PRDP I-REAP assists prospective entrepreneurial partners

TAGAYTAY CITY, CAVITE – The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) CALABARZON Enterprise Development (I-REAP) Component conducted a Joint Technical Review activity for the potential business partners in the region last March 3 to 6. The technical review aims to ensure that the business proposal from the proponent groups are complete and … read more »