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DA PRDP-funded FMR begets new opportunities for communities in San Miguel Island in Tabaco City, Albay

Men and women, young and old alike cheered while waving green, white and yellow balloons as Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) officials, along with their local counterparts, drive past the newly concreted Hacienda to Rawis Farm-to-Market Road (FMR). The motorcade signals the turnover ceremony of the 8.30-kilometer infrastructure development (I-BUILD) subproject.  … read more »

PRDP 4A approves funding for proposed coffee enterprise in Sta. Maria, Laguna

Hope is brewing for the local coffee industry in Sta. Maria, Laguna as the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) IV-A reviewed and approved the proposed coffee enterprise subproject of the Juan Santiago Agriculture Cooperative (JSACOOP) for funding. The RPAB, led by DA IV-CALABARZON OIC-Regional Director Milo … read more »

DA PRDP-Bicol conducts stakeholders’ consultation to update VCA for Albay’s sweet potato

Albay is the third biggest producer of sweet potatoes in the country, with 47,410.41 metric tons planted in 17,017 hectares. This is according to 2020 data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).  To expand the support for Albay’s sweet potato industry, the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) Regional Project Coordination Office … read more »

NEDA inspects PRDP OrMin SPs, provides feedback for improved SP implementation

The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) MIMAROPA Regional Project Monitoring Team (RPMT) together with the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) MIMAROPA Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) conducted an inspection of three DA-PRDP subprojects in the province of Oriental Mindoro on September 21-22, 2022.  Among the subprojects inspected were the Concreting of … read more »

PRDP-built FMR in Sampaloc, Quezon, functional, beneficial, adequately maintained by LGU-Sampaloc

A farm-to-market road (FMR) subproject of the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in Sampaloc, Quezon underwent inspection and auditing by the DA Regional Field Office – CALABARZON Operations and Maintenance Audit Team (ROMAT). The activity was conducted to check if the Sampaloc local government unit is actively maintaining the operations and … read more »

PRDP CALABARZON highlights M&E good practices

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) Project Support Office (PSO) South Luzon Cluster led a coordination meeting with DA-PRDP Regional Project Coordination Offices (RPCOs) CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Bicol to discuss the status and possible areas for improvement of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and knowledge management activities being done to support … read more »

Farmers in Uson, Masbate to benefit from DA-PRDP’s infra subproject

Livestock raisers like Marlin Atibagos usually ride a horse for three hours from Brgy. Campana to Brgy. Del Carmen in Uson, Masbate where the biggest livestock market in the province is located.  “Dati, naglalakad lang kami kasi mahirap ‘yung daanan. Pumupunta kami dito (sa Brgy. Del Carmen) sakay ng kabayo,” she said.  With the ongoing … read more »

A life-changing catch

Enrico De Rama, a father of three from Brgy. Walay, Padre Burgos, Quezon, used to worry about what to feed his family every day. Enrico’s income as a fisherman is unstable as it largely depends on how his catch will turn out and how it will sell in the market. To sustain his family, Enrico … read more »

PRDP-Bicol I-REAP provides Capacity Development Training to the recipients of Microenterprise subprojects in Sorsogon

To further capacitate the proponent groups of the ten microenterprise subprojects in the province of Sorsogon, the Enterprise Development Component (I-REAP) under the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) conducted a Capacity Development Training on August 2-5, 2022. The training was facilitated by the Project Support Office (PSO) South Luzon Enterprise Development … read more »

I-PLAN commences data collection on native pig as an emerging commodity in MIMAROPA

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) MIMAROPA Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) I-PLAN Component conducted a focus group discussion (FGD) among native pig industry players in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, on August 23-24, 2022. This FGD was attended by eleven native pig growers in the municipality of Puerto Galera and was … read more »