PRDP-funded roads to boost farm output in Lanao del Sur
Three road projects in Lanao del Sur to be funded through the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) are expected to help the province improve its farm output.
A statement showed that Lanao del Sur is one of the provinces under the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) with three ongoing subprojects being implemented under the PRDP.
These subprojects include three farm-to-market roads amounting to P113 million with total kilometers of 8.96km.
The projects are seen to support the province’s champion commodities such as abaca, banana, bangus, cacao, cassava, coconut, coffee, mangsotreen, mango, organic rice, rubber, crumb, and seaweeds.
DA said the objective of this road network linking production areas with market is to increase farm utilization; increase farm household income; improve delivery of other basic services; provide opportunities for generating supplementary income from alternative non-farm income -generating project; lower transportation cost on farm products and farm inputs that provide the farmers additional savings, thus, increasing household income; and savings in transport cost and maintenance cost for the vehicles operating in the project area.