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PRDP settles concern with project affected persons

The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) with the Provincial Local Government Unit of Zamboanga del Norte ensured that all the Project Affected Persons (PAPs) for the rehabilitation and concreting of Kalawit-Labason farm-to-market road (FMR) were compensated accordingly. The rehabilitation and concreting of NRJ Gatas-Batayan-Poblacion (Pagkain Ng Bayan) – Daniel Maing, Kalawit-Gabu-Lawigan-Osukan, Labason FMR … read more »

PRDP pours support to 12 commodities in Mindanao

The six-year Philippine Rural Development Project’s ongoing implementation now covers 12 commodities across the Mindanao regions.   A total of P387 million budget is allocated to champion commodities which include cacao with P85.02 million, coconut with P44.13 million, Rice with P40.54 million, Abaca worth P38.91 million, Banana worth P37.19 million, Cassava worth P36.19 million, Rubber … read more »

Proponent Groups Present Business Plan for 2019

The Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO 10) expected to increase the number of its enterprise development subprojects in 2019 after they conducted the three-day business plan enhancement and eligibility requirement of the (7) Proponent Groups (PGs) last December 4-6, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. The Proponent … read more »

PRDP completes more infra projects on its 4th year implementation

The Department of Agriculture- Philippine Rural Development Project now completed 69 infrastructure projects worth P2.176 billion under the Intensified Building Up of Infrastructure and Logistics for Development (IBUILD) component. The said amount was divided to 61 farm-to-market roads with a combined length of 198.75 kilometers  worth P2.039 billion; 2 FMRs with bridge with 5.50 km … read more »

PRDP releases update on Geotagging tool

Geotagging and Governance Unit continue to roll update on its geotagging technology to provide a much user friendly interface and accurate data during virtual monitoring and supervision of subproject implementation under Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). This Google-Earth-based tool has an improved graphic interface where users can access other tools like GeoCamera, GeoSMS, … read more »

DA-PRDP Supports Banana Production in Agusan Sur

“There’s already a big motivation now to produce more,” said Zaldy Gabato, Chairman of Kinabugawan Farmers Producers Cooperative (KIFAPCO), after the turnover of the Banana Production and Trading facility funded by the Department of Agriculture Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in Caraga Region worth P928,595. DA-PRDP has given support to the microenterprise with an objective to … read more »

Fulfilling dreams of the community

Manolo Fortich-Residents in Barangay Sto. Nino endure the challenge of transportation caused by poor road condition. For how many years, they have been dreaming of having a well-paved farm-to-market road that they can use in their daily commute and transportation of goods. Last January 19, 2018, their prayers had been answered through a support coming … read more »

The long wait is over for locals in Lopez Jaena

Leonarda R. Nisnisan recalled how farmers like her in their community had to find all the means and ways to transport their products going to the market despite the lack of better road in Dampalan, Lopez Jaena. “Those years without this concrete road had been very difficult for us. We have to walk from the … read more »

World Bank conducts PRDP review mission in Mindanao

The World Bank team visited recently the projects in Mindanao as part of the 7th review mission for the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project. PRDP Task team leader and WB Lead Agriculture Economist Frauke Jungbluth said this review mission will emphasize more on the importance of quality projects and the impact to these … read more »

Rolling out Innovations

Mainstreaming the Project’s innovations is one of the objectives of DA’s Philippine Rural Development Project. The value Chain analysis is among the science-based planning tools that PRDP Mindanao has rolled out to planners to DA Regional offices, provincial planning units, and DA attached agencies.  The training guided by technical experts include modules on Rapid Market … read more »