What is PRDP?
The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is a six-year national project under the Department of Agriculture (DA) that aims to establish a modern, value chain-oriented and climate-resilient agriculture and fisheries sector.
In partnership with local government units (LGUs) and the private sector, the Project shall provide key infrastructure, facilities, technology and information to raise incomes, productivity and competitiveness in targeted areas.
Likewise, it aims to strengthen good governance, transparency and accountability mechanisms at all stages of the project cycle. It also intends to operationalize a local-level convergence platform among relevant national line agencies and other stakeholders such as the private sector, civil society and academe to synergize programs and projects. This multi-stakeholder convergence is seen to facilitate the implementation of more relevant interventions that benefit a bigger segment of farmers and fishers, ushering them towards inclusive growth.
The Project is jointly funded by the World Bank, the National Government and the participating LGUs.