Local government officials in Mountain Province convened in an orientation meeting for the strengthening and establishment of agricultural and biosystems engineering (ABE) groups in the province and its municipalities held on August 10, 2022.
The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (BAFE) is mobilizing concerned national government agencies to finalize the integration and consolidation of farm-to-market road (FMR) projects towards a national network of FMRs. BAFE is seeking assistance on data sharing and convergence among national government agencies involved in the regulatory works and implementation of roads.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued an administrative order that provides general guidelines on the valuation of agricultural and fisheries mechanization and infrastructure projects. Administrative Order (AO) 20 series of 2022 aims to furnish DA implementing offices (IOs) with guidelines on the valuation of agri-fisheries machinery, equipment, facilities, and infrastructure projects of DA and its attached bureaus, agencies, and corporations.
Administrative Order (AO) 19 signed by former Agriculture Secretary William Dar on June 30, 2022 will strengthen the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Groups in DA and its attached agencies and corporations where ABEs play vital roles in the formulation, development, planning and implementation of the agri-fisheries mechanization, infrastructure, irrigation and other agri-fisheries engineering programs and projects as well as in food security programs.
The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10915, also known as the Philippine Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Act of 2016, was formally signed by the Professional Regulations Board of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (PRBABE) and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on July 8, 2022.
As part of the continuing advocacy of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) in protecting the environment and caring for mother Earth, officials and employees of the bureau conducted another tree-planting activity on July 4, 2022.
The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) will celebrate its 9th anniversary from June 27 to 29, 2021 with the theme “Unifying Stakeholders Towards Agriculture and Fisheries Mechanization and Infrastructure Development.”