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Bohol inaugurates completed Php48M FMR

“We swear to love and uphold our obligations in ensuring the road is well maintained and taken care of,” says Brgy. Captain Rosita Canono of San Agustin. Punong Barangays of the completed 5.98 kilometer San Agustin Canmaya Diot farm-to-market road (FMR) in Sagbayan, Bohol have pledged their oaths to help preserve the FMR following its … read more »

Leyte begins construction for first FMR under PRDP

Three barangays in Hilongos, Leyte, namely: Barangays Concepcion, Bagumbayan and Hampangan, with a total population of 19,775 persons and 4,252 households are soon to benefit from the farm-to-market road project of the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) worth more than P128M. The Concepcion – Bagumbayan – Hampangan FMR covers a span … read more »

Central Philippines State University receives P3M fund from PRDP for Muscovado sugar research

A few months after the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Agriculture’s Philippines Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), research partner Central Philippine State University (CPSU) receives three million pesos as part of the I-REAP (Enterprise) Component’s 3.2 or Technology and Information for Enterprise and Market Development component. Under I-REAP 3.2, partner agencies … read more »

PRDP turns over 45M road to Negros Occidental town

Residents living along the stretch of Brgy. Gomez to Brgy. Zamora of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental can now heave a sigh of relief with the completion of the concreted road in the area. The Rehabilitation/Concreting of Brgy. Gomez – Zamora farm-to-market road (FMR) is an infrastructure subproject of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project … read more »

Construction of infra support for Visayas’ largest enterprise commences

Christmas came early in Negros Occidental as members of the Negros Swine Integrated Enterprise gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Rehabilitation of Piggery Building and Construction of Feed Mill in La Castellana. Department of Agriculture -6 Regional Executive Director and DA- PRDP – Project Support Office Project Director Remelyn R. Recoter said “the rehabilitation … read more »

Citizen’s Monitoring in Iloilo sheds light on road safety

“This is one important tool to measure the use/benefit of our farm-to-market road. In conducting Citizen’s Monitoring Tool, even the smallest detail is scrutinized if it goes with the prescribed standards.” This is the message Regional Project Coordination Office -6 Deputy Project Director Manuel O. Olanday imparted to the participants during the conduct of Citizen’s … read more »

Longest PRDP road in Visayas, a big win as residents reap benefits

“Hanggud gid ang nabulig sa amon umpisa sang pagpakay-ad sang kalsada diri sa Passi.” This is how Lorna Busil, resident of Brgy. Alimuno, Passi, expressed her gratitude to the construction of the newly-concreted road. Began in June 2015, the rehabilitation of Imbang Grande-Tagubong-Gemumua Agahon-Agtabo farm-to-market road is nearing completion at 71.83 percent as of August … read more »

Visayas-Mindanao Seaweed Stakeholders Consultation praised for opening opportunities

“It’s very informative. There are lots of opportunities and identified problems and we are learning a lot.” This is how Brian Willis, an Australian private investor, expressed appreciation as he attended a gathering of more than 60 individuals from various sectors in a Seaweeds Stakeholders Consultation for the National Value Chain Analysis (VCA) on Seaweeds … read more »

Alegria potable water system revives idle farm lands, puts end to typhoid

“I will go back to farming.” This was the strong statement of Leonila Glova of Alegria, Cebu following the ongoing implementation of the potable water system (PWS)  in the area by the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). Through the PWS project, farmers like Glova were encouraged to utilize of what used to … read more »

PRDP inks deal with 2 Visayan schools for enterprise, market development

Linkage to the academe has been established after the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) and two universities in the Visayas region namely: Central Philippine State University (CPSU) and the Central Philippine University (CPU) as part of the I-REAP (Enterprise) Component’s 3.2 or Technology and … read more »