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In celebration of the 2021 International Women’s Day, the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (BAFE) together with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will be conducting a webinar on β€œCreating Equal Opportunities for Women and Men in Agriculture” on 9 March 2021 at 09:00 – 11:00 AM via Zoom. The webinar aims to gather key stakeholders in the agricultural sector to discuss important topics surrounding women in agriculture.

The discussion will focus on challenges facing women and opportunities for them in mechanizing agriculture and introducing advanced technologies like laser land leveling (LLL).

Interested participants are required to register in the link http://bit.ly/IWDwebinar2021

𝐃𝐀-𝐁𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐰𝐞π₯𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐞𝐦𝐩π₯𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐞𝐬

Six newly appointed permanent employees of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) took their oath of office administered by Director Ariodear C. Rico in the agency’s new office at the Sugar Regulatory Administration on February 16, 2021. The new appointees are Marshall Louie Asis (Information Officer II under Office of the Director), Jimmy Caldoza Jr. (Information Systems Analyst II under PPMD), Helaisha Nissi Dumaguing (Engineer II, PPMD), Benjamin Baradi II (Engineer I, EPDSD), Julius Abe Peralta (Computer Programmer, SRED) and Ace Philip Dupla (Engineer II, SRED). After the oath-taking ceremony, Dir. Rico congratulated and welcomed the newly appointed employees who all passed through a rigid selection process under the DA-BAFE Personnel Selection Board or PSB.

𝐃𝐀-𝐁𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐒𝐭𝐑 π€π“πˆ 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐫𝐦 𝐦𝐞𝐜𝐑𝐚𝐧𝐒𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐒𝐧𝐒𝐧𝐠

DA-BAFE Director Ariodear Rico presided the meeting with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) represented by the team of Ms. Editha Vinuya (Chief of Career Development and Management Division of ATI) to discuss the collaboration between DA-BAFE and ATI in the conduct of farm mechanization training in the regions.

𝐃𝐒𝐫. π‘π’πœπ¨ 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐃𝐀-𝐁𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐑𝐒𝐞𝐯𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐒𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐏𝐑𝐒π₯𝐒𝐩𝐩𝐒𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐒-𝐟𝐒𝐬𝐑𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫

Engr. Ariodear C. Rico celebrated his first year as the Director of Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) via an online year-end assessment meeting on December 15, 2020 by presenting the agency’s milestones for the year as well as its thrusts and strategic direction for 2021-2022.Dir. Rico said that the formulation of program thrusts for 2020-2022 is an important milestone necessary to achieve DA-BAFE’s vision of a modernized and globally competitive agri-fishery sector in the Philippines.

Digitalizing Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

The Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (BAFE) is now the repository of information relative to the planning, implementation, monitoring, operationalization and regulations of mechanization, irrigation, farm-to-market roads and other agricultural infrastructure projects.Β  The BAFE has developed the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Management Information System (ABEMIS) as its technological tool to attain a reliable and credible agri-fishery information down to the ground level.