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Bohol dairy producers association provides milk for undernourished to fight pandemic

“When one door closes, another one opens,” says the fate of the Bohol Dairy Processing and Marketing Enterprise in Ubay, Bohol who found a remarkable opportunity and meaning amid the global pandemic. The closing of their two stores in Tagbilaran and Jagna in Bohol due to quarantine protocol measures lead to losses in sales and … read more »

World Bank Regional Director leads team visit for PRDP subprojects in Leyte

A team from the World Bank wrapped up its recent visit to Eastern Visayas to undertake field visits to the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project’s (DA-PRDP) ongoing and/completed subprojects. Leading the team was World Bank Regional Director Mr. Benoit Bosquet. Other delegates from the World Bank were also in attendance, including World Bank … read more »

7 fisherfolk associations in E. Samar awarded for managing marine protected areas

Fisherfolks from Alliance of Seven Municipalities (A7) of Eastern Samar wear smiles on their faces while receiving their prizes for exemplary performance in managing their respective Marine Protected Areas (MPA). This event took place during the Fisherfolks Day Celebration at Quinapondan, Eastern Samar. Result of the assessment conducted prior to the celebration showed that out … read more »

Hilongos Mayor shares factors behind ‘Most Outstanding FMR Project’ recognition

In a span of eight months of construction, three barangays are now enjoying the 9.66-kilometer concreted farm-to-market road in Brgy. Concepcion to Brgy. Hampangan in Hilongos, Leyte, after years of enduring the difficulty in transporting their farm products. This was lauded as the first ever outstanding project all over the country under the Department of … read more »

E. Samar fisherfolks under GEF doubles harvest on second tranche

“We woke up excited today to harvest the second round of fingerlings after our first harvest two years ago,” said Efren Minguel, Bolusao Fisherfolks Multipurpose Association (BFMPA) President after being asked about the latest development on their fishery project.  The BFMPA from Lawaan, Eastern Samar, successfully harvested an estimate of 330 kilos of milk fish, … read more »

Cadiz swine raisers ventures into marketing, inaugurates meat shop stall

Starting out as just an ordinary livelihood, the Caridad Hog Raisers Association is slowly making a mark for its exceptional accomplishment in terms of business management. Under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), a group composed of backyard swine raisers is now able to put up its own meat shop stall, the … read more »

PRDP Visayas audits completed P48 million Bohol FMR

A Regional Operations and Maintenance Audit Team (ROMAT) of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) conducted its first audit for a completed farm-to-market road (FMR) in Central Visayas. Subjected to the audit, is the operation and maintenance plan of the municipal local government unit of Sagbayan (MLGU-Sagbayan) on the now completed 5.98-km … read more »

Ecotourism seen to boost due to P120 million PRDP road in Leon, Iloilo

“One of the primary needs in a community is a good road. Once it is established, development will surely spur in the area.” This was how Project Support Office – Visayas Cluster Deputy Project Director Engr. Jose Albert Barrogo emphasized the significance of a road during the turn-over ceremony of the rehabilitation and concreting of … read more »

Newly-inaugurated Iloilo FMR to connect three major access roads

The Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) celebration has been more memorable because of the inauguration of the Php87M worth of Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in Tigbauan, Iloilo, April 9. The Parara-Jamog farm-to-market road (FMR) is a 7.89-kilometer road under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in Western Visayas. “This can be an … read more »

Agri mentoring, a best practice among proponent groups

A proponent to proponent group encounter initiated by the Enterprise Development (I-REAP) Component of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) mentoring resulted to a meaningful exchange on best practices in the handling of Native Chicken Production. Four Bohol-based PRDP agri entrepreneurs from Balilihan, Dauis, Batuan and Anda mentored the Kapunungan sa Mag-uuma … read more »