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Sub Project Status Update as of August 9, 2017

 

What is PRDP?

Date Published: January 15, 2015

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is a six-year national project under the Department of Agriculture (DA) that aims to establish a modern, value-chain oriented, and climate resilient agriculture and fisheries sector.

In partnership with LGUs and private sector, the Project shall provide key infrastructure, facilities, technology and information to raise incomes, productivity and competitiveness in targeted areas.

Likewise, it aims to strengthen good governance, transparency and accountability mechanisms at all stages of the project cycle. It also intends to operationalize a local level convergence platform among relevant national line agencies and other stakeholders (private sector, civil society, producers, and academe) to synergize projects and programs that benefit the greater segment of the farmers and fishers towards attaining inclusive growth.

The Project is jointly funded by the World Bank, the National Government and the Local Government Units (LGUs).

Who are the target beneficiaries of the Project?

Date Published: January 15, 2015

The Project will support smallholder farmers and fishers to primarily increase their marketable surpluses and their access to markets.

Under the PRDP’s Enterprise Development Component (I-REAP), the small-scale agricultural, livestock and fishery producersprocessors, and traders who are identified in the priority value chains of the products or commodities of the region/province are the target proponent groups.

They have to be an existing organized and duly registered farmer associations and cooperatives that are being strengthened or aggregated into clusters to directly benefit from the Project through technical services, trainings, market linkages, and financial assistance.

Infrastructure Development Component (I-BUILD) will benefit producers, traders and rural population in general through construction of farm-to-market roads, bridges, communal irrigation systems, potable water systems,and other infrastructures like production, processing, marketing, and postharvest facilities that support development and linking of priority commodity value chains in project areas.

Moreover, assistance to women will be given focus through enterprise development and business aspects of farming, post-harvest handling and processing that are typically managed by women in the country.

 

How much is the budget allocated for PRDP?

Date Published: January 15, 2015

The total Project cost is P27.48 billion, composed of financing from the World Bank loan of P20.50 billion, Global Environment Facility grant of P287 million, National Government of P3.579 billion and Local Government Units equity of P3.118 billion.

Is there an annual budget allocation per LGU for PRDP sub-projects?

Date Published: January 14, 2015

No. The allocation per province under PRDP will be based on the amount of the eligible sub-projects proposed by the LGU following the Project’s cost sharing scheme.

What are the components under PRDP? What are their objectives, expected outcomes and deliverables?

Date Published: January 14, 2015

Local and National Level Planning (I-PLAN)

The I-PLAN component aims to strengthen the DA’s planning, programming and budget execution process in support to the Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Plan (AFMP) as the basis for resource allocation and prioritization of the DA programs, projects, and activities implemented at the national and regional levels.

Infrastructure Development (I-BUILD)

The I-BUILD component aims to put in place strategic and climate-resilient rural infrastructure facilities along the value chain.

Enterprise Development (I-REAP)

The I-REAP component aims to strengthen and develop viable agri-fishery based enterprises through efficient value chains of key agricultural and fishery products in targeted project areas by providing technical, financial and infrastructure support.

Project Implementation Support (I-SUPPORT)

The I-SUPPORT component maintains the effective and efficient project management. It also aims to institutionalize significant reforms supported under the project, particularly DA’s engagement with LGUs, producer groups, private sector, academe, civil society and other local development stakeholders. Under the I-SUPPORT, there are sub-components namely: Finance, Procurement, Accounting, Budget, Administrative, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Social and Environmental Safeguards (SES), Geomapping and Governance (GGU), and Information, Advocacy, Communication, and Education (InfoACE).

What is PRDP’s Implementation Structure?

 

National Project Coordination Office (NPCO)

The NPCO is headed by the DA Undersecretary for Operations, who acts as the National Project Director.

It handles overall coordination and support and establishes protocols in information and external communications, including coordination of management information system and M&E of the Project.

Project Support Office (PSO)

The PSO is established in each regional cluster in North and South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

It oversees regional cluster operations and support services and disburses funds and prepares reports related to fund management.

 

Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO)

The RPCO is PRDP’s key implementing unit that ensures full play of Regional Field Units including mobilization of DA related agencies.

It reviews, evaluates and validates sub-project proposals submitted by LGUs for endorsement to the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB).

Provincial Project Management and Implementation Unit (PPMIU)

The PPMIU is lodged at the Provincial LGU to serve as the office through which sub-projects supported under the PRDP will be implemented.

It identifies and packages project proposals in coordination with Municipal LGUs and other stakeholders for PRDP’s evaluation and funding.

National/Regional Project Advisory Board (NPAB/RPAB)

The NPAB will provide overall policy direction, oversight and management guidance in the implementation of PRDP. It will be chaired by the DA Secretary with members represented by Agriculture Training Institute (ATI), Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Standards (BAFS), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM), Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC), Phil Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA), National Dairy Authority (NDA), Phil. Crop Insurance Corp (PCIC), Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHILMECH), Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF), Phil. Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and two private sector representatives as may be appointed by the President upon recommendation of DA Secretary.

The RPAB is tasked to review and approve all sub-projects at the regional level and provides advisory and guidance at the regional level to improve Project performance.

What are the science-based tools and innovations that the Project will utilize?

Date Published: January 14, 2015

Vulnerability and Suitability Assessment (VSA)

This scientific tool developed by the DA’s Bureau of Soils and Water Management, is used as a guide to determine the vulnerability and suitability of a particular area that could affect the production of a particular commodity. The VSA facilitates ranking of municipalities and identifies areas where particular commodities can be best grown or raised.

Expanded VSA (e-VSA)

The E-VSA, which is an online tool accessible through the PRDP website, takes account of both agro-climatic data and socio-economic indicators (such as poverty magnitude, poverty incidence, number of farmers and fishers, size of production, area, etc.) as basis in targeting interventions and formulating strategies for investments. Poverty maps have been prepared to help target interventions under the project.

Geomapping

A spatial mapping technique used to represent geographical data (i.e. agricultural patterns, crop production, land suitability) into an online interactive visual map that aids in targeting and prioritizing development interventions.

In PRDP, the tool is essential for Value Chain Analysis (VCA) to determine whether priority agricultural commodities are within the value chain that is viable for investment.

Geotagging

This tool is developed under the Mindanao Rural Development Program 2 (MRDP2) in 2011 as an innovative and cost-efficient ICT application, which associates digital resource such as photos and videos with geographic and location information with high degree precision.

It is Google Earth-based tool, facilitating easy and accurate locations of infrastructure, livelihood and agri-fishery facilities on a map enabling virtual monitoring and supervision of sub-project implementation. Compilations of these geotagged sequences create a web-based mapping system that depicts the overall development impact of agricultural intervention.

What are the eligible sub-projects under PRDP and the corresponding standard specifications and unit cost?

Date Published: January 14, 2015

Under the Infrastructure Development Component, the following are the eligible sub-projects:
• FMRs
• Bridges
• Communal Irrigation System (CIS)
• Potable Water System
• Other types of rural infrastructures needed in the value chains to enhance the productivity and give value-added qualities to products in the agri-fishery industries e.g.i) production facilities, post-harvest facilities, marketing facilities, fish landings, fish sanctuaries/marine protected areas, tram lines, green houses, solar driers, watch towers, nursery watch towers and slope stabilization works; and ii) municipal/provincial roads, cold storage facilities and trading posts but need prior concurrence from NPCO and the World Bank.

Eligible sub-projects under the Enterprise Development Component fall under two sub-components as follow:

Rural Agri-fishery Enterprise and Productivity Enhancement

  • Production and productivity activities for crops (e.g. vermicast production, establishment of nurseries, etc.), livestock (e.g. multiplier farms, community-based feed mixing facility, etc.) and fisheries (e.g. seaweeds nursery and production, fish cages facility and aquaculture facility development, etc.)
  • Postharvest and processing equipment and facilities such as mills, warehouse, solar dryers, among others
  • Marketing facilities such as slaughterhouses and trading posts among others
  • Natural Resources Management (NRM) On-the-Ground Investments such as fish sanctuaries, marine protected areas, agro-forestry, stream bank stabilization, etc.

The Technology and Information for Enterprise and Market Development

  • Research and development extension system (e.g. tissue culture, enhancement of breeder stocks production, development of climate-smart technologies, etc.)
  • Capacity-building or training (e.g. GAP, GMP, HACCP, product standards, business planning and enterprise development and management, etc.)
  • Market development services (e.g. market promotion through trade fairs/caravans/cross visits, shelf-life testing of products, accreditation to enhance market access, etc.)

 

 

Infrastructure Development (I-BUILD)

The I-BUILD component aims to put in place strategic and climate-resilient rural infrastructure facilities along the value chain.

Enterprise Development (I-REAP)

The I-REAP component aims to strengthen and develop viable agri-fishery based enterprises through efficient value chains of key agricultural and fishery products in targeted project areas by providing technical, financial and infrastructure support.

Project Implementation Support (I-SUPPORT)

The I-SUPPORT component maintains the effective and efficient project management. It also aims to institutionalize significant reforms supported under the project, particularly DA’s engagement with LGUs, producer groups, private sector, academe, civil society and other local development stakeholders. Under the I-SUPPORT, there are sub-components namely: Finance, Procurement, Accounting, Budget, Administrative, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Social and Environmental Safeguards (SES), Geomapping and Governance (GGU), and Information, Advocacy, Communication, and Education (InfoACE).