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Heirloom rice center in Sadanga now completed

Thanks to the investments of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), the Heirloom Rice Center in Sadanga, Mountain Province is expected be operational next month following the completion of the Heirloom Rice Processing and Marketing enterprise subproject. Under the management of the Anabel-Sadanga Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ASMPC) as the Proponent Group (PG) of … read more »

Banana Farming Plants Hope for Progress in Veruela

With no signal for communications and living far away from industrial developments, the residents of Brgy. Sta Emilia, Veruela, Agusan del Sur almost lost any hope of improving their lives by selling the only common commodity in the community – bananas. However, with the interventions given by the Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project … read more »

Cacao Enterprise Expands Maragusan Coop Operations

Every quality tablea produced by the Maragusan Multipurpose Cooperative (MAMPCO) carries with it a beautiful story of hard work and success. MAMPCO, which started as a small cooperative with only a few members 50 years ago, has now grown to an organization with almost 4000 members. In 2010, they decided to get into the production … read more »

P345-M PRDP subprojects approved in Region 12

The Region 12 Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) recently approved 345.2-Million Pesos worth of infrastructure sub projects from the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato. The RPAB will endorse 22 sub-projects from the said provinces for the issuance of no objection letters. These proposed subprojects, to be funded under the Philippine Rural Development Project, … read more »

Davao de Oro Bounces Back with Better Rubber Production

A typhoon Pablo survivor, SARPHIL CARP Beneficiaries Multi-purpose Cooperative (SACARBEMCO) now sees hope and new opportunities as the Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) officially turned-over the P5.3 million enterprise subproject last March 11, 2021 in Monkayo, Davao de Oro. Before typhoon Pablo hit their rubber farms, they were already struggling and trying … read more »

Puerto Princesa seaweeds subproject receives tools and equipment from PRDP

Pandan Marine Products Marketing Cooperative (PMPMC) received the first and second tranche of equipment for the Seaweed Production and Marketing subproject of the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). Among the tools delivered were one out of five units of Fiberglass Reinforced-Plastic Floating Seaweed Solar Drier; two units of 35-Footer (twin-engine, 16hp) … read more »

FMR to improve transportation in Zambales

Iba, ZAMBALES – Much anticipation for farmers and residents here as the 10.22-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) nears completion. It can be recalled that farmers here had been wishing to have better road condition. Typically, it takes hours to travel from their respective barangays going to nearby markets which makes it costly and difficult in transporting local … read more »

Seaweeds Sustains Women’s Group Through the Pandemic

All Juanas in society are indeed trailblazers and forerunners of change so much so that not even a pandemic can stop them from exploring new opportunities for new sources of income. For the Pantad Women Fisherfolk Association in Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, COVID-19 paved the way for them to venture into the production of seaweed … read more »


The P191-million Cold Storage Project of the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) thru the I-BUILD Component was completed 45 days ahead of target completion. The cold storage is built on a 2,422-square meter lot donated by the Katipunan ng mga Samahang Magsisibuyas ng Nueva Ecija (KASAMNE) to the City Government of … read more »

E. Visayas conducts CMT consultation forum in two successfully implemented I-BUILD subprojects

To capacitate community members in monitoring the subprojects under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), the Citizen’s Monitoring Team of the PRDP RPCO 8, spearheaded by the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit conducted a consultation forum in two(2) of the successfully completed farm-to-market roads, namely, the Concreting of Concepcion-Bagumbayan-Hampangan FMR in Hilongos, Leyte, … read more »