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Mindanao Enterprise and Investment Planning Teams Unite to Establish Regional Commodity Hub

With the goal of creating regional commodity hubs to focus large scale investments in Mindanao, PRDP PSO Mindanao gathered together regional enterprise and investment planning teams in Davao City to identify priority commodities for Region 11, 12 & 13. Guided by PRDP Mindanao’s Regional Project Coordination Offices, provincial and city project management and implementation officers … read more »

Sweetsuccess of Sweetpotato Farmers in Bataan

More than three decades ago, a group of farmers from the southern Luzon area of the Bicol Region migrated to the highlands of Bagac, Bataan. They would then organize themselves as the “Samahan ng mga Bicolano sa Bagac”. With the assistance of a non-government organization, they registered with the Cooperative Development Authority in 1993 under … read more »

Coop from Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija aims to hail town as goat capital

Members of the Bonifacio Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) from Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija began their aspiration for their town to be named as the goat capital in their province and someday in the country, as they received a goat enterprise subproject from the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP). Completed in May 2022, the … read more »

Rice is Life: Continuing the legacy of Ifugao’s heirloom rice

A legacy we need to protect and sustain—this is how Ana D. Habbiling, an 85-year-old farmer in Banaue, Ifugao, described heirloom rice as a cultural heritage. “We have been planting the traditional palay ever since we were young. Our parents would always tell us that this rice variety was the only livelihood of our ancestors, … read more »

PRDP Mindanao Meets for Strategy Setting, Consultation with World Bank

With the fourth quarter of 2023 coming in the horizon and two big ticket projects on the way, PRDP Mindanao’s Regional Project Coordination Offices (RPCOs) led by their project directors, deputy project directors and component and unit heads together with the Project Support Office Mindanao converged in Davao City for their coordination meeting and consultation … read more »

More than Php44M tomato cold storage to rise in Ilocos Norte

A tomato cold storage facility worth Php 44.6M will soon rise in the municipality of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte which will be managed by the San Joaquin MPC. Through the I-REAP component of the Philippine Rural Development Project, the enterprise was proposed to address the lack of storage facility during harvest season in the months of … read more »

Mindanao Cacao Stakeholders Revisit Constraints, Gear Up for Convergence

here is strength in convergence as the cacao stakeholders gathered to identify the gaps and the role they can play to address it. The “Mainstreaming of PRDP Tools: Updated Cacao VCA Presentation and Convergence Consultation”, which was conducted on July 20, 2023 in Davao City, provided a convenient platform for the cacao key players from … read more »

Six LGUs in Region XII eye access to PRDP Scale-UP infra subprojects

GENERAL SANTOS CITY- With the new funding opportunities brought by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Scale-Up, six local government units (LGU) in Region XII hoped to access financing for infrastructure subprojects from the said World Bank-assisted project. These LGUs were new to proposing subprojects under the infrastructure development component of PRDP Scale-Up. The LGUs … read more »

Over PhP233M-worth DA-PRDP subprojects turned over in Kabayan, Benguet

From a stiff and narrow road to a two-lane paved road, residents of barangay Batan in Kabayan, Benguet now enjoys a smooth 15-minute ride from Halsema Highway to sitio Colong and another 15 minutes all the way down to sitio Ambakian. Implemented under the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) and the … read more »

Welcoming the digital age of agriculture marketing

The Philippines takes pride in its agri-fishery sector with its vast agriculture landscape and abundant aquatic resources. Hence, it is considered as one of the main sectors of the economy. With the agriculture industry being the country’s main food source, many would say that there is a constant market need in agribusiness. Amidst the growing … read more »