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
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 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.
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
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.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are eyeing on increasing the utilization of cost-efficient renewable energy (RE) systems and technologies in the country’s agriculture and fisheries sector.
As one of the speakers in an international panel who presented in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), DA-BAFE Asst. Director Engr. Juana Tapel, PhD. presented gender-inclusive agricultural and biosystems engineering solutions to climate change from a Philippine perspective.
Agricultural and biosystems engineers who passed the 2021 board examinations took their oath as full-fledged engineers via an online oath-taking ceremony organized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Professional Regulatory Board for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (PRBABE) on November 5, 2021.
In its commitment to strengthen the local agri-fishery machinery manufacturing sector, the BAFE will conduct its first “Online Local Agricultural and Fishery Machinery Assemblers and Manufacturers Forum” on October 25, 27, and 29, 2021 for the Mindanao, Visayas, and Luzon Cluster, respectively.
All interested suppliers of local agricultural and fishery machinery may click this link to register: bit.ly/LAMForum2021. Registration will close on October 28, 2021, 12:00nn, only 100 pax will be accommodated per cluster.