What is the PRDP’s implementation structure?
The following figure illustrates the implementation structure of the Project:
National Project Coordination Office (NPCO)
The NPCO is headed by the DA Undersecretary for Operations, who acts as the National Project Director.
The office handles overall coordination and support, and establishes protocols in information and external communications, including coordination of management information system and M&E of the Project.
Project Support Office (PSO)
The PSO is established in each cluster in North (Luzon A) and South Luzon (Luzon B), Visayas and Mindanao.
It oversees regional cluster operations and support services, and disburses funds and prepares reports related to fund management.
Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO)
The RPCO is the PRDP’s key implementing unit that ensures full performance of DA RFOs, including mobilization of DA-related agencies.
It reviews, evaluates and validates subproject proposals submitted by LGUs for endorsement to the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB).
Provincial Project Management and Implementation Unit (PPMIU)
The PPMIU is lodged at the PLGU to serve as the office through which subprojects supported under the PRDP will be implemented.
It identifies and packages subproject proposals in coordination with municipal local government units (MLGUs) and other stakeholders for PRDP’s evaluation and funding, as appropriate.
National/Regional Project Advisory Board (NPAB/RPAB)
The NPAB provides overall policy direction, oversight and management guidance in the implementation of the PRDP. It is chaired by the DA Secretary with members represented by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM), Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC), Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA), National Dairy Authority (NDA), Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech), Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF), Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), and two private sector representatives as may be appointed by the President upon recommendation of the DA Secretary.
The RPAB reviews and approves all subprojects at the regional level, and provides advisory and guidance to improve Project performance.