𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐓𝐈 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐣𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞

DA-BAFE Asst. Dir. Engr. Juana Tapel, PhD, a Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota, represented the Science and Technology Major Group of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) in the thematic session on “Science, technology and innovation at the COVID-19 conjuncture” of the seventh annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs organized by the United Nations. Dr. Tapel said that “it is a privilege to present this intervention” as the past chairperson of Women Engineers Network of the Philippine Technological Council, a member of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, the only global platform for engineering and shared practices representing 100 nations and some 30 million engineers.

𝐁𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐢𝐨𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬

During the “Second Youth in Agriculture Summit” held at the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Salvador H. Escudero III Hall last April 21, 2022, DA-BAFE Assistant Director Juana T. Tapel, PhD presented the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering’s initiative to provide relevant work experience for the youth

𝐃𝐀-𝐁𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐅𝐈𝐃𝐀 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬

DA-BAFE Director Ariodear Rico and PhilFIDA Executive Director Kennedy Costales signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on April 8, 2022 at the BAFE Conference Room to enhance the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of fiber mechanization and infrastructure projects

𝐃𝐀-𝐁𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐤𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬-𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐁𝐄 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐆𝐔𝐬

DA-BAFE Director Ariodear C. Rico and the team of engineers from BAFE visited Davao del Norte from March 2 to 4 and Kalinga from March 14 to 17, 2022 to discuss the collaboration and complementation in the implementation of farm mechanization programs with the imminent devolution of agricultural and fisheries functions to LGUs pursuant to the Mandanas ruling

𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞

Sharing her experience from an Asian perspective, one of the panelists in the UNESCO event on the status of women was DA-BAFE Asst. Director Juana T. Tapel Ph.D. who shared the advocacy and initiatives of women in STEM in addressing climate change in the Philippines. Dr. Tapel shared her professional contributions in addressing climate change as an Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer (ABE) specifically in her office at the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (BAFE).

𝐅𝐚𝐫𝐦-𝐭𝐨-𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬

Farm-to-market roads (FMRs) connect agricultural and fisheries areas to markets, allowing producers to transport their goods to traders and consumers with relative ease. These roads help the farmers and fisher folks gain better prices and broader reach for their products. FMRs also stimulate the economy and empower rural communities. Therefore, the creation of FMRs is an essential component of the government’s efforts to develop the countryside and achieve economic growth.

𝐔𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐂𝐎 𝐖𝐅𝐄𝐎 𝐒𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭: 𝐑𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐌 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞

Please mark your calendars and save the date to attend the 𝐔𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐂𝐎 𝐖𝐅𝐄𝐎 𝐒𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭: 𝐑𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐌 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 on 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝟐𝟐, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 (𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝟖𝐩𝐦 – 𝟗:𝟏𝟓𝐩𝐦, 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞) where DA-BAFE Assistant Director Juana T. Tapel is one of the invited speakers.
The registration link is: 𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐨-𝐨𝐫𝐠.𝐳𝐨𝐨𝐦.𝐮𝐬/𝐰𝐞𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫/𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫/𝐖𝐍_𝐘𝐬𝐒𝐦𝐋𝟓𝐚𝐥𝐑𝐕𝐢𝟑𝐲𝐊𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐦𝟗𝐌𝐓𝐰

𝐃𝐀-𝐁𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐬 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐀𝐅𝐒

The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) organized a public consultation for the finalization of the Renewable Energy Program for the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector (REPAFS). The public consultation held online last January 28, 2022 was attended by officials and representatives of concerned government agencies, state universities and colleges (SUCs), as well as stakeholders from the private sector.