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Ensuring Safe Project Implementation in the New Normal

“The Safety and Environment Standards (SES) Unit has a very crucial role in project implementation with the ‘new normal’, especially through the NPCO issuance of supplemental guidelines on Community, Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) based on harmonized various international and national issuances (DOH, DPWH, DOLE and DTI).” This was the statement made by PRDP Deputy … read more »

P2.6-M farm equipment distributed under DA-PRDP

Cuyapo, NUEVA ECIJA – The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) through the I-REAP Component distributed some transport, marketing facilities and farm equipment amounting to P2.6 million to the Consolidation and Marketing of Goats with Multiplier Farm and Contract Growing Subproject of the Bonifacio Multipurpose Cooperative held on August 4, 2020 at … read more »

P196-M Capiz FMR with bridge nearly set to open to public

The 18.12-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) with 15 linear-meter bridge subproject under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project is almost set to bring better opportunities and access to basic necessities among the farmers and residents of two intersecting town of Maayon and Pontevedra in Capiz. Recently, the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) 6 team … read more »

Infra Teams Conduct Catch-up Plan for Subprojects

The I-BUILD component of DA-PRDP conducted an online coordination meeting  which was attended by the NPCO, and the PSO’s and RPCO’s of the four clusters of the project. Aside from discussions on the findings and recommendations of the previously concluded 10th Implementation Support Mission, the infrastructure component of PRDP focused on their catch-up plan to … read more »

World Bank: Sariaya’s farm-to-market road is a remarkable project

“I’m impressed! Not just on the presentation, but also in the actual construction management and safety arrangement.” This is the positive remark of the World Bank (WB) Senior Procurement Specialist, Dominic Aumentado, for the Rehabilitation and Concreting of Concepcion Palasan to Manggalang Kiling Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) with Line Canal in Sariaya, Quezon during the first … read more »

P388.77-M DA-PRDP Fund Brings Rural Development in Surigao Norte

The Province of Surigao del Norte has P388.77 million in allocated funds for its seven infrastructure and enterprise subprojects under the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). These subprojects include five (5) farm-to-market roads (FMR) worth P375.50 million with a combined length of 32.48 kilometers and have directly benefited 8,898 farming and fishing households. … read more »

DA-PRDP Turns Over P14M Cacao Subproject in DavOr

The Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project turned over “The Fermented Cacao Beans Marketing Enterprise Sub-project” to its lead proponent group NAGMASID Agrarian Reform Cooperative in a ceremony yesterday, July 1 at San Isidro, Davao Oriental. Present at the turn-over ceremony were Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang, San Isidro Municipal Mayor Justina Yu, Regional … read more »

New normal calls for more rural development initiatives

“Investment in agriculture can help revive food production and create jobs following a crisis and enable rural communities to recover.” According to Agriculture Secretary William Dar, the government must continue to partner with the local government units and the private sectors, to increase food sufficiency levels, and modernize and industrialize the country’s agri-fishery sector. Emphasizing … read more »

Commodity in Focus: Abaca

As countries around the world struggle to deal with the threat of COVID 19, demand for abaca has put the Philippines on the map. Abaca, scientifically known as Musa textilis, is a type of banana plant that is native to the Philippines but is also grown in countries such as Ecuador and Costa Rica. Also … read more »

MIMAROPA project advisory board undertakes approval of new PRDP interventions via teleconference

Two enterprise and one infrastructure development subprojects under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) were recently reviewed and approved by the MIMAROPA Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) last May 13, 2020 using the Cisco Webex platform, which is first time that a video teleconferencing was utilized to assess subproject proposals. Representatives from the proponent groups … read more »