Boac, Marinduque – Mr. Alex Ronquillo (inset), DA MIMAROPA Regional Focal Person for the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) explain to Local Government Unit (LGU) staff from the six municipalities of the province who attended the Orientation on PRDP Provincial Commodity Prioritization at Boac Hotel on September 25, 2014. Several commodities were identified and presented such as native pig, cassava, arrowroot, root crops and coconut.
After thorough prioritization, coconut emerged as the priority commodity in Marinduque and recommended for PRDP in crafting the Value Chain Analysis for coconut. It was also agreed that all projects related to PRDP will be established and implemented in Boac and Sta. Cruz since these municipalities are considered top coconut producers in the province.