A 15- women delegation from Bicol composed of outstanding Rural Improvement Club (RIC) leaders ,micro-entrepreneurs and members of Regional Project Management Team (RPMT) and secretariat of the Great Women Project 2 visited projects in Nueva Ecija. They had the opportunity to observe and have a hands-on experience in processing of selected commodities using the Multi-Commodity Solar Tunnel Dryer (MCSTD) and also exchange knowledge and good practices as micro entrepreneurs with their fellow women. This was held on August 1-4, at the Central Luzon State University Alumni Hostel.
NABUA, CAMARINES SUR - To cap the completion of the 5 year implementation of the Bicol Agri-Water Project (BAWP), a Farmers’ Summit was conducted last July 14, 2017 held at the Macagang Business Center in Nabua Camarines Sur. It was attended by 462 project beneficiaries and Climate Field School graduates; 56 representatives from project partners agencies, institutions and universities.
This project entitled: Water Security under Climate Risks: A Philippine Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Agriculture Sector or simply BAWP is funded by the United State Agency for International Development (USAID) and is a collaborative undertaking of government agencies, academic and research institutions and selected LGUs. These include the Philippines Los Baños Foundation Incorporated (UPLBFI), Department of Agriculture Regional Office 5 (DA RFO 5), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the International Research Institute for Climate and Society - Columbia University (IRI-CU), the Central Bicol State University (CBSUA), and the Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF), LGU of Buhi, Polangui and Nabua.
July 7, 2017
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN – To strengthen the Philippine Rural Development Project’s (PRDP) feedback mechanism not only to the Management but to the proponent local government units (LGUs), the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit will launch an online feedback mechanism for the local chief executives on July 15, 2017.
This was announced by National Project Coordination Office M&E Unit Head Jourvin Barrera during the South Luzon Midyear Assessment and Planning Workshop held on June 27-30, 2017 this province.
“We would like to have the leaders, the local chief executive and the head of the Provincial Project Management and Implementation Units (PPMIUs) become our partners in resolving matters that affect the subproject management by ensuring that they are informed of the status and of various concerns that need to be addressed.
Sorsogon fisherfolk receive 20 non-motorized fiberglass boats from PRDP using Community Participation procurement method
July 5, 2017
GUBAT, SORSOGON – About two months after the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) conducted the Training on Community Participation (CP) for LGU and Proponent Group Procurement Committee, calamity-stricken fisherfolk in Gubat and Prieto Diaz receive 20 non-motorized fiberglass boats worth P20,500 each.
During the Turn-Over Ceremony of Fiberglass Non-Motorized Boats held on July 3, 2017, members of the Rural Improvement Club of Bagacay and Carayat Seaweed Farmers Association were awarded 10 non-motorized fiberglass boats each which they purchased using the PRDP’s CP mode of procurement. Under CP and CFA, each proponent group organized a procurement committee composed of a chairman and two members who took charge of getting quotations from three suppliers. They then assessed the submitted quotations and prepared the abstract of quotations prior to the awarding of purchase order to the winning supplier.