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Changing lives with longest farm road in Plaridel

Plaridel, Misamis Occidental- For decades, the poor road condition in three barangays of Plaridel, Misamis occidental imposed a great challenge among farmers when they market their farm produce. “Growing up in this area, I witnessed how bumpy and slippery our road before which caused difficulty in transporting our farm produce. Vehicles seldom to come to … read more »

Sustaining seaweed industry of Tawi-tawi

Tandubas, Tawi-tawi Province – To answer the long clamor of better infrastructure support, three warehouses with solar dryers are now being constructed in barangays Silantup, Ballak, and Tapian Sokah amounting to P14.871 million. While another project on Seaweeds Production and Marketing Enterprise under PRDP’s IREAP component worth P3.2 million is now ongoing. “Our main problem … read more »

Food Safety on agri-enterprise stressed

Davao City – The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project Mindanao conducted the Food Safety Management System training to ensure that all agri-enterprise related to food production will be compliant to standards. Post-harvest processing for consumable goods are susceptible to foodborne related diseases or illnesses caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that may lead to … read more »

P81-M road to serve remote sitios in Placer town

Placer, Surigao del Norte-The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) spearheaded the groundbreaking ceremony and Pre-Construction Conference of the P81 million Concreting of Bad-as Tres De Mayo-Amoslog Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in Placer, Surigao del Norte. The 4.8-kilometer FMR hopes to address farmers’ long-time problem of bringing their products to the market due to the … read more »

P67 million FMR improves Bonifacio town’s economic activities

Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental – Locals of Bgry. Mapurog can now travel with ease after the P67 million worth farm-to-market road (FMR) was officially turned over to Municipality of Bonifacio. “It has been always a dream for us to have a well-paved road here and now we can see that our local government unit and our … read more »

Finished FMR in MisOR benefits 906 households

Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Regional Coordination Office 10 is now fast tracking its project implementation after they turned over another farm to market road (FMR) project in Municipality of Initao. The concreting of Canilawan-Cogon FMR amounting to P 27.6 million with 3.0815 kilometer length will now provide a smooth travel experience among the residents … read more »

Water System to supply Magsaysay with safe,clean water

Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project officially turned over the newly constructed potable water system to the local government unit of Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental. The 6.3 million Level II PWS Project was implemented under the Intensified Building Up of Infrastructure and Logistics for Development (IBUILD) component with support from Local Government Unit of Magsaysay. Through … read more »

FMR beneficiaries to monitor project implementation

Tandubas, Tawi-tawi Province – Residents in here are expecting better outcome of the ongoing construction of farm-to-market road as they are now part of the monitoring team. The Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (RPCO-ARMM) headed by Engr. Jheyhan Campong, with Project Support Office-Mindanao headed by Joseph Rico recently conducted the citizen monitoring training participated in by representatives from … read more »

Improved road now serves farmers, residents in Maitum town

The benefits of a concreted road are now felt in Barangays Pangi and Kiambing in Maitum town in the province of Sarangani. Travel time has reduced, transportation cost has lowered, number of trading partners have increased, local residents have acquired their own vehicles and a much quicker emergency response-time. The old road that links the … read more »

DA-PRDP’s coconut value-chain study reveals strengths, challenges

Philippine coconut industry shows competitive advantage in the world market. Based on the data presented in the recent Philippine Rural Development Project’s National Value Chain Analysis Stakeholders’ Consultation for coconut , Philippines ranks first in terms of hectares of farm area, and 2nd largest producers of coconut among its top competitors like Brazil, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, … read more »