PRDP-funded FMR strengthens agri-fishery sector, helps manage disasters and pandemic in Cam Norte town

STA. ELENA, CAMARINES NORTE – For Barangay Chairman Fermin Gutierrez of Brgy. Pulongguit-guit, this municipality, the Concreting of the 3.44-kilometer Poblacion to Pulongguit-guit FMR funded by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) was implemented and completed at an opportune time. “Kada bagyo, medyo nalalagay sa alanganin ang sitwasyon (ng ilan naming residente) kasi nasa tabing-dagat continue reading : PRDP-funded FMR strengthens agri-fishery sector, helps manage disasters and pandemic in Cam Norte town

Farmers’ coop in Bicol supports National Rice Awareness Month ’20 campaign

“Grow local. Buy local. Eat local.” The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Bicol amplifies this year’s National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) theme to support rice farmers in the region for them to recover from the impact of the back-to-back typhoons. This year’s theme is a sequel to the 2019 campaign with emphasis on local rice continue reading : Farmers’ coop in Bicol supports National Rice Awareness Month ’20 campaign

Rice Processing Centers: farmers’ refuge during calamities

BUHI, CAMARINES SUR – As the Bicol region was battered repeatedly by three strong typhoons Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses in October and November, the DA -funded Rice Processing Centers (RPCs) in this municipality served as refuge for over 70 families. Simeon Molina, General Manager of the San Antonio Farmers Irrigators Multi-purpose Cooperative said that since continue reading : Rice Processing Centers: farmers’ refuge during calamities

PRDP-Bicol to link typhoon-damaged enterprise subprojects with DA regular programs to revive operations

LIBON, ALBAY – On November 1, 2020, the Albay Coco Geonets Manufacturing Enterprise, an enterprise development (I-REAP) subproject funded by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), was supposed to resume its operation after its temporary shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, at 2 a.m. on the said day, tropical storm signal number 5 was continue reading : PRDP-Bicol to link typhoon-damaged enterprise subprojects with DA regular programs to revive operations

Masbate to integrate ecosystem, biodiversity management in updated Commodity Investment Plan

Results of the 2016 Underwater Biophysical Assessment conducted by the Resources, Environment and Economics Center for Studies Inc. (REECS) show that live hard corals in San Fernando marine protected area (MPA) appeared to be in poor condition with a mean percentage cover of 22.0 percent while dead corals cover was high at 28.6 percent. This continue reading : Masbate to integrate ecosystem, biodiversity management in updated Commodity Investment Plan

Super Typhoon Rolly Batters Bicol and leaves over PhP1.2 Billion damage on agriculture

As Bicol region is still reeling from the destruction wrought by Typhoon Quinta in a span of one week Super Typhoon Rolly battered 4 provinces and affected 2 other provinces of Bicol and left over P1.23 billion damages as of this writing. Severely damaged by the catastrophic winds which ranged from 250 to 315 km/hr. continue reading : Super Typhoon Rolly Batters Bicol and leaves over PhP1.2 Billion damage on agriculture