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ARBEMCO now operates abaca fiber enterprise

Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte — The Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries of Marcelo Cooperative (ARBEMCO) commenced operation of its Abaca Fiber Production and Marketing Enterprise as they received support from the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). ARBEMCO formally received the P2.94 Million worth of DA-PRDP subproject last month which include a 6-ton hauling truck … read more »

Empowered Women: Catalytic in rural development

It’s March 2019! Among many other things, this time of the year we celebrate the empowerment, heroism and contribution of women in society. March 8 marks International Women’s Day and the entire month is dedicated as Women’s Month in our country. As we celebrate this occasion, DA-PRDP features valuable contribution, inspiring stories, aspirations and dreams … read more »

PRDP hands in 29 farm tractors to Bukidnon farmers

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DA-PRDP 10) together with the Provincial Local Government Unit of Bukidnon (PLGU-Bukidnon) officially turned-over the 29 Farm Mechanization Support to its respective Farmers Associations and Cooperatives in Bukidnon last February 20, 2019. This subproject, under the Investments in Rural Enterprise and Agriculture and Fisheries Productivity … read more »

PRDP strengthen innovation mainstreaming

Mainstreaming of Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) innovations equate to a broader support of local governments, national agencies and the private sectors. Now on its fifth year implementation, the Project already mainstreamed nine (9) of its enhance operational procedures, standards and tools across Department of Agriculture agencies. For Mariline B. Locson, provincial planning and development … read more »

PRDP project monitoring strengthened

Valencia City, Bukidnon- The monitoring body of the DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) subprojects in the province of Bukidnon is strengthened after the Citizens Monitoring Team (CMT) training was conducted on February 19-21, 2019 in this city. The training ensured that the participants learned the important details of monitoring subprojects, following the standards set … read more »

More economic benefits with PRDP implemented roads

The establishment of farm-to-market road (FMR) in far-flung areas sparked employment opportunities among the locals of the project recipients.   For 38 year old Roldan Taute, aside from reduction in travel time and hauling cost, the construction of FMR in Maligang, Kiamba, Sarangani Province provided them with additional income while waiting for the harvest season … read more »

PRDP pours in P6.51-B to support Mindanao’s poorest provinces

Infrastructure and enterprise support now ready to provide support to poorest provinces in Mindanao. At least 10 of the identified poorest provinces in the country found in Mindanao are supported with PRDP with a allocation of total of P6.510 billion. Lanao del Sur, which ranks among the top poorest provinces, has three subprojects worth P113.12 … read more »

PRDP formulates 33 priority commodity investment plans in Mindanao

The formulation of Priority Commodity Investment Plans (PCIPs) helps in identifying the priority commodity value chain as well as the rural infrastructure and enterprise subprojects that the project will support. The Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) now have approved 33 CIPs that include  27 provinces in Mindanao and 6 cities particularly Butuan, … read more »

PRDP inaugurates 2 warehouses with solar dryers in Davao del Sur

Davao del Sur- The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) recently turnover to the Local Government Unit of Kiblawan the two Warehouses with solar dryers. The facilities are under package four (4) amounting to P3.2 million each with corresponding office and comfort room that now benefit the barangays in Brgy. Bunot, Brgy. Bonifacio, and … read more »

Farmers welcome turnover of P21-Million FMR in Agusan del Sur

Trento, Agusan del Sur – Farmers and residents here celebrate when the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) turns over last January 25, 2019  the completed construction of 2.7 km Sitio Gasa to Algon Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) amounting P21.1 million.   The concrete road does not only support the rubber and palm oil industries in the … read more »