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PRDP-Bicol turns over P13.45 million-worth I-REAP enterprise to coco farmers in Aroroy, Masbate

AROROY, MASBATE – Small-scale mining used to be the bread and butter of members of the Luy-A, Balete, Concepcion (LUBACON) Agro Scale Miners and Gold Processors Multi-Purpose (MP) Cooperative. However, they had to stop when the Masbate Gold Project-Filminera Resource Corp. (MGP-FRC) began its operation in their area. “Hindi na po namin kinaya ang pressure … read more »

PRDP FMR project sets record of being completed 5 months ahead of schedule

AROROY, MASBATE – This gold-rich town in the Province of Masbate sets a  record in the implementation of its first Philippine Rural Development-funded farm-to-market road (FMR). Despite  some setbacks  in the early part of its implementation  such  as political issues and differences, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that recently shook the province, these … read more »

PRDP supports Agdangan’s marine conservation thrust

The Natural Resource Management (NRM) Unit of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) assisted the municipal government of Agdangan in establishing monitoring blocks in Bahurang Silag Fish Sanctuary. With support from the Geomapping and Governance Unit (GGU) of PRDP CALABARZON, the team and the Bantay-Dagat personnel located two stations, one in a shallower area of … read more »

PRDP-Bicol successfully conducts the virtual RAEB in Placer

“I am very happy with the two-day virtual Rapid Appraisal of Emerging Benefits (RAEB). Nakita ko na hindi nasayang ang hirap at pagod namin for the RAEB preparation. Hindi namin inexpect na ganon kadami ang makakapuntang participants dito dahil sa pandemic, pero pumunta sila para makatulong na masagot ang mga katanungan na maaaring makatulong para … read more »

CvSU to study coffee industry via I-PLAN 1.2 subcomponent

In support to the coffee industry in the province of Cavite, the Cavite State University (CvSU) has proposed to the Philippine Rural Development Project an evaluative study on the quality and processing practices of coffee growers in the area. “While the project is known for its support to infrastructures and enterprises, the Local and National … read more »

Tanauan partners receive goods for PRDP-supported enterprises

The Department of Agriculture (DA) CALABARZON, through the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), delivered the much-needed farm machinery to the Magsasakang Tanaueño Agricultural Marketing Cooperative (MTAMC) and the Tanauan Organic and Natural Farmers’ Association Incorporated (TONFA). The interventions include a pulper finisher and autoclave sterilizer to be used for the Tanauan Mango Trading and Processing … read more »

Marinduque’s PRDP-funded coco geonet warehouse reaches 100% completion

BOAC, MARINDUQUE – The first enterprise development subproject in the Province of Marinduque, the Marinduque Coco Geonet Production and Trading, has finally completed its infrastructure aspects namely the warehouse with office area, weaving shed, soaking pond, and winnowing shed. The total subproject cost of the enterprise is P4.56 million, plus the P2.20 million cost of … read more »

PRDP-GEF turns over 8 patrol boats to Roxas, Palawan’s MPAs

The Green Island Bay, located in the municipality of Roxas, Palawan, is the sole Global Environment Facility (GEF) site recognized by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in the MIMAROPA region. This comprises of barangays Johnson Island, Caramay, Malcampo, San Miguel, Tumarbong, Tinitian, and Rizal. The subproject “Community-Based Coastal Ecosystem Protection and Biodiversity Conservation,” which … read more »

PRDP I-PLAN, M & E to conduct abaca value chain assessment in Catanduanes

PILI, CAMARINES SUR – To measure the impact of the value chain analysis (VCA) on the Project’s development objectives, to determine the new challenges and constraints, and identify areas for commodity investments, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) at the regional and national levels of I-PLAN and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit are preparing for … read more »

PRDP-Bicol to release guidelines for consultations and Community, Occupational Safety and Health amidst COVID-19

PILI, CAMARINES SUR — “Ang premise natin lagi, ang priority natin is safety and health of our partner communities and our staff. We always think of each other’s safety so whatever action we do, we always have to think of others.” This was underscored by Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) National Project Coordination Office (NPCO) Social and Environmental … read more »