NegOcc governor pushing for PRDP projects in Negros Oriental

January 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on NegOcc governor pushing for PRDP projects in Negros Oriental 

BACOLOD CITY, Jan. 27 — Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. is championing the replication of the World Bank-funded Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in Negros Oriental as he invited congressmen and local government executives from the neighboring province to Bacolod early next month for a one-day PRDP briefing at the Capitol.

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500 farmers benefit from Davao del Norte rice mill project

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on 500 farmers benefit from Davao del Norte rice mill project 

TAGUM CTY, Davao del Norte, Jan. 23 — Some 500 farmers in the municipality of Sto. Tomas, this province, benefited from the Multi-Pass Rice Mill project with mechanical dryer of the Saint Michael Multi-purpose Cooperative (SAMIMUPCO).

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World Bank set to extend loan grants to Pangasinan mango growers

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on World Bank set to extend loan grants to Pangasinan mango growers 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 21 — The mango industry in Pangasinan will receive boost when the World Bank extends loan grant to the United Pangasinan Tropical Fruits Multi-Purpose Cooperative to finance its business enterprise.

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Agriculture Secretary Poceso J. Alcala leads the ribbon cutting of the DA-PRDP exhibit

January 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Agriculture Secretary Poceso J. Alcala leads the ribbon cutting of the DA-PRDP exhibit 

150120192219Agriculture Secretary Poceso J. Alcala (4th from left) leads the ribbon cutting of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) exhibit showcased during the First World Bank Review Mission Kick-off Meeting in DA Central Office on January 20, 2015. The meeting aims to look into the progress pace of the six-year rural development project, as well as problems and issues that affect its implementation. DA-PRDP is a national project that aims to raise rural productivity and income in the agriculture sector through establishment of modern and science-based interventions in partneship with Local Government Units, farmers and fishers’ group, and the private sector. Also with him in the photo are (L-R): PRDP Natl. Deputy Project Director Arnel De Mesa, DA Usec. Antonio Fleta, World Bank Task Team Leader for PRDP Carolina Figueroa-Geron, DA Usec. and PRDP Natl. Project Director Emerson Palad, and DTI Usec. Zenaida Maglaya. (PNA photo courtesy of DA)
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Php655-M Benguet trading center to serve as model of value-chain approach to agribusiness dev’t – DA

November 25, 2014 by · Comments Off on Php655-M Benguet trading center to serve as model of value-chain approach to agribusiness dev’t – DA 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) — The soon-to-be-completed Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Complex (BAPTC) in La Trinidad is being eyed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) as a pilot model of value-chain approach in developing and strengthening the agribusiness sector in the Philippines.

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Region 1 steps up mango production

November 21, 2014 by · Comments Off on Region 1 steps up mango production 

STA. BARBARA, Pangasinan, Nov. 21 — Ilocos Region has focused its eyes on improving mango production this year, recognizing mango's competitive advantage in the national and international markets.

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PhilMech optimistic on coco water machine

November 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on PhilMech optimistic on coco water machine 

MANILA, Nov. 11 — The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) is optimistic that the coco water extractor and pasteurizing machine it has developed will boost the livelihood of coconut farmers over the long to medium term.

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