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17 DA PRDP-funded infra subprojects to benefit 121,014 population in Masbate underway

Rolando C. Jepiga of Brgy. San Isidro Uson, Masbate, used to work as a rice and corn farmer. However, with the rising cost of production inputs like seeds and fertilizers plus the high-priced hauling and fare rates that reach up to P500, Jepiga decided to temporarily give up farming in favor of working as a … read more »

PRDP Enterprises in Palawan Spruce Up Online Selling Channels

Enterprise Proponent Groups of the Philippine Rural Development Project from Palawan undergo training on Digital Marketing, July 4-5, 2023. This training was attended by members of the Roxas Seed Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (RSGMPC) of the Palawan Cashew Processing Center, Aborlan Rainbow Marketing Cooperative of the Banana Trading, Processing and Marketing, and Tagumpay Agrarian Auto Savings … read more »

MIMAROPA Updates Web-based M&E System

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project Regional Project Coordination Office (DA-PRDP RPCO) MIMAROPA’s Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, in collaboration with the I-PLAN Component, conducted a Regional LGU Module Encoding and Cleansing Workshop at Sequoia Hotel, Manila Bay, July 11-14, 2023. During the four-day event, participants were able to refresh their skills in … read more »

Cacao and coffee farmers in Quezon receive over Php 14.3 million worth of DA-PRDP enterprise subprojects

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) Regional Project Coordination Office CALABARZON turned over Php 14.3 million worth of enterprise subprojects to coffee and cacao farmer and processor groups in Quezon. The subprojects were the Guinayangan Coffee Processing, turned over to the Guinayangan Coffee Growers Association and Farm Entrepreneurs (G-CAFÉ), and the … read more »

Strengthening the Santa Maria coffee industry through improved accessibility

For more than forty years, residents and farmers of Santa Maria, Laguna, endured poor-quality transportation that hindered them from various opportunities in their town. With only an earth road to walk on, not to mention an immensely challenging path, residents would take almost two hours to reach the busier parts of town. Instead of spending … read more »

Veggie Canton Noodles PG Reinforce Skills in Snacks Production

The Samahan ng Lingap Pamilyang Pinamalenyo (SNLPP), the proponent group of the Veggie Canton Noodles and Veggie Snacks Production and Marketing subproject, underwent skills training for Veggie Snacks Production, June 20-21, 2023. This training was headed by members of the Samasabalatasan Agriculture Cooperative (SAC), an organization based in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro supplying veggie snacks to … read more »

DA-PRDP Scale-Up coming to CALABARZON in 2024

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project Scale-Up (DA-PRDP Scale-Up) is set to be implemented in the CALABARZON region in 2024 after being approved by the CALABARZON Regional Development Council of the National Economic Development Authority. The DA-PRDP Scale-Up of the DA and the World Bank is the expanded version of the DA-PRDP … read more »

DA PRDP-funded road paves the way for development in Philippines’ Abaca capital

Abaca cultivation is the basic source of income of Florinda Onan, 70, and her husband, Alpio, 64, of Brgy. Panique in Caramoran, Catanduanes. To transport their produce to Brgy. Sabangan, they used to travel for three hours via motorcycle with a  top-down sidecar. “We were accustomed to a narrow road, but because the unpaved road … read more »

MIMAROPA Regional Development Council endorses PRDP Scale-Up

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) MIMAROPA’s Regional Development Council (RDC) approved the implementation of PRDP Scale-Up during their Second Quarter Full Council Meeting in Pasay City on June 2. Following this endorsement, it was resolved that PRDP Scale-Up shall be included in the investment program of the Department of Agriculture and the Regional … read more »

First coffee processing facility in Santa Maria, Laguna, to rise

This year, the first coffee processing facility in Santa Maria, Laguna, will be constructed. The facility is part of the Coffee Processing and Marketing in Santa Maria, Laguna enterprise subproject co-funded by the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project and the Juan Santiago Agriculture Cooperative (JSACOOP), a group of local coffee farmers. The … read more »