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PRDP Builds Infrastructure Projects Across Mindanao

The IBUILD portfolio of the Philippine Rural Development Project Mindanao cluster now has a total of 238 subprojects (SP’s) worth P16.75 billion from the original loan and additional financing from the World Bank. Out of the 238 SP’s, 193 have already been approved 23% of which come from Region 11, amounting to PhP2.7 billion, 21% … read more »

Project affected persons receive just compensation

Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay – Three municipalities in Region IX with infrastructure subprojects under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) have paid just compensation to project affected persons (PAPs) for the acquisition of farm-to-market-road’s (FMR) required right-of-way (RRW). Social and Environmental Safeguards (SES) Unit Head Roger O. Bagaforo of Regional Project Coordination Office … read more »

Region 10 Holds 9th WB Support Mission

Cagayan de Oro – The PRDP Mindanao Cluster wrapped up the 9th World Bank Support Implementation Mission last November 13 after conducting a simultaneous site inspection of I-REAP and I-BUILD sub-projects the previous day in Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental respectively. The two-day activity culminated in a project assessment and plenary led by the … read more »

Paquibato abaca farmers avail support from PRDP

“I hope that the government will see our hard work in finding ways to support our brothers and sisters in Ata Tribe.” Raian Antawan, chairman of Tapak Farmers Marketing Cooperative (TFMC), firmly believes in his dream for the Ata tribe to acquire sustainable livelihood in Paquibato District through abaca production and marketing. TFMC started as … read more »

New technologies retooled for abaca farmers, set to boost industry in Sarangani

Abaca farmers in Sarangani were retooled by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), through the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) 12, in partnership with the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA). Three batches of trainings were conducted by the said agencies in September 2019, to update farmers in the package of technology for abaca. Almost … read more »

LGU Malitbog receives 2 FMRs

It is a double celebration for the Municipality of Malitbog, Bukidnon as the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DA PRDP 10) officially hands in two Farm to Market Road (FMR) subprojects to the LGU on October 30, 2019. In his message, Malitbog Mayor Osmundo N. Dela Rosa shared his vision for … read more »

Better Lives Through Convergence

The Philippines is the world’s third largest producer of aquatic plants which include seaweeds second only to China and Indonesia. Of the country’s fishery exports, seaweed ranks second only to tuna. Carrageenan, the ingredient derived from seaweed is the country’s major export to USA, China, Belgium and Mexico and is important for its many uses … read more »

FMR inspires locals to till abandoned farms

Barangay Captain Josephine L. Tacang recalls the difficulty of transportation every time they traversed the unpaved roads covered with potholes in Dolla Norte, Oroquieta City back in 1992. “Before, we only relied on carabaos to deliver our products to market which resulted in high transportation costs. Our delayed deliveries also increased our post-harvest losses which … read more »

Seaweeds to uplift marginalized fisherfolk from poverty

Purok Malasugi of Barangay Bulanit, Labangan is one of the poor and marginalized fishing communities in the province of Zamboanga del Sur. Most of the residents here are Iranon tribes from Maguindanao while others are Visayans.  As early as 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon, fishermen would leave their houses to go fishing, armed with their … read more »

I-PLAN Conducts VCA Assessment and Updating

  The planning component of the Mindanao Cluster of the Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) conducted a 2-day assessment and inception meeting on value chain analysis (VCA) report updating last October 9-10, 2019 at the Casa Leticia Hotel in Davao City. Representatives from the Project Support Office Mindanao (PSO Mindanao) as well … read more »