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PRDP-assisted coop in Sarangani ships abaca fiber to China

KIAMBA, SARANGANI- Abaca-made products from Kiamba, Sarangani are now available in China. The United Maligang Multi-purpose Cooperative (UMFMPC), an abaca-producing farmers’ group in Barangay, Maligang in the said municipality, recently shipped various abaca commodities to Chinese soil. Beverly Pacquiao, the coop treasurer, said that they sent to an undisclosed Chinese buyer 400 kilos of S2 … read more »

World Bank kicks off support mission for PRDP in North Luzon

North Luzon is the first cluster visited by the World Bank team for the 7th Implementation Support Mission to the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) which kicked off on November 19. Delegates from the World Bank headed by Frauke Jungbluth, lead Agriculture Economist and Task Team Leader visited the Province of Tarlac … read more »

Going big from raising pigs

The Eddet Farmers Indigenous People’s Association (EFIPA) of barangay Eddet in Kabayan, Benguet is now gaining profits from their livelihood enterprise on Hog Raising and “kinnuday” Meat Processing. EFIPA started with 15 members in 2015 primarily to manage livelihood activities and provide additional income to its members. In 2016, the group’s membership shot up to … read more »

Changing lives with longest farm road in Plaridel

Plaridel, Misamis Occidental- For decades, the poor road condition in three barangays of Plaridel, Misamis occidental imposed a great challenge among farmers when they market their farm produce. “Growing up in this area, I witnessed how bumpy and slippery our road before which caused difficulty in transporting our farm produce. Vehicles seldom to come to … read more »

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 »

PRDP empowers sea patrols in Prieto Diaz coastal waters

PRIETO DIAZ, SORSOGON – “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.” This is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the SDGs are universal call to acton to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure all people enjoy peace … read more »

Pasuquin farmers receive Php3million PRDP onion enterprise

The Pasuquin Farmers Garlic and Onion Growers Association (PFGOGA) received the packages of the Onion Production, Consolidation and Marketing Enterprise under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) during a turnover ceremony held at Barangay Nalvo, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte on October 19, 2018. Chairman Rolano Calimbas of the PFGOGA said, “We have always dreamt of marketing … read more »

PRDP-Bicol turns over two motorized boats, brings smile to Sorsogon fisherfolk

GUBAT, SORSOGON – For seven years, acquiring at least one motorized boat seems like an elusive goal for Carayat Seaweed Farmers’ Association chairperson Candelaria Esplana. “Dati nangangarap lang kami na magkaroon (ng motorized na bangka) kaya lang when at paano ba?” (We used to dream of having our own motorized boat but we had no … read more »

P67 million FMR improves Bonifacio town’s economic activities

Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental – Locals of Bgry. Mapurog can now travel with ease after the P67 million worth farm-to-market road (FMR) was officially turned over to Municipality of Bonifacio. “It has been always a dream for us to have a well-paved road here and now we can see that our local government unit and our … read more »

Finished FMR in MisOR benefits 906 households

Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Regional Coordination Office 10 is now fast tracking its project implementation after they turned over another farm to market road (FMR) project in Municipality of Initao. The concreting of Canilawan-Cogon FMR amounting to P 27.6 million with 3.0815 kilometer length will now provide a smooth travel experience among the residents … read more »