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.”
The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) and the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) entered into an agreement for the rolling out of registration through RAFMES or “Registration of ownership of Agricultural and Fisheries Machinery and Equipment System.” RAFMES is an online registration information system.
Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) Director Ariodear Rico welcomed regional directors, key officials, and focal persons of the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) led by Director Kennedy Costales during the opening of the two-day Orientation on Mechanization and Infrastructure on Fiber Areas held at the BAFE Conference Room, North Avenue, Quezon City from June 6 to 7, 2022.
The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) conducted the Capability Enhancement Training for the GIP for ABE Youth Interns from May 16 to 20, 2022 at Chalet Hotel, Baguio City, Benguet.
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.
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