The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) conducted the three-day BAFE Regulatory Services Performance Review cum Retooling of Regulators Workshop at the West Avenue Suites, West Avenue, Quezon City from November 22 to 24, 2022. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers from the Regional Agricultural Engineering Divisions (RAEDs) in DA-Regional Field Offices (RFOs) nationwide participated in the said activity.
𝐀𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐢𝐨𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐀𝐑𝐌𝐌
The Philippine Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers (PSABE) held the 1st PSABE-BARMM Convention at the Alnor Convention Center, Cotabato City from November 8 to 10, 2022 with the theme “Uplifting Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Profession in the Bangsamoro Region.” DA-BAFE Director Ariodear Rico, who is also the Chair of the Professional Regulatory Board for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (PRBABE) , delivered the opening/welcome remarks during the preliminaries on November 8, 2022.
𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞
As a leading innovation currently gaining worldwide acceptance, smart agriculture is used to enhance production, address farm-related issues like food demand, and make farms more connected and intelligent. To promote widespread adoption of smart agriculture in the country, the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) visited the first established smart greenhouse project between the Republic of the Philippines and Republic of Korea from October 12 to 14, 2022.
𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐀𝐅𝐒: 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐢-𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫
The Renewable Energy Program for the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector (REPAFS) is part of the government’s interagency collaboration on boosting food and energy security through the utilization of cost-efficient RE sources in the agri-fisheries sector. The DA through the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) will spearhead REPAFS by undertaking institutional development and capacity building activities that highlight valuable economic benefits of RE in agri-fisheries such as reduction in energy requirement and lowering of production costs. Farmers cooperative and associations (FCAs), individual farmers and fisherfolks among other stakeholders will benefit from the development of RE technology applications for the food value chain.
𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐈𝐍𝐖𝐄𝐒-𝐀𝐏𝐍𝐍 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧
DA-BAFE Assistant Director Engr. Juana Tapel, PhD was declared the newly elected chairperson of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists – Asia Pacific Nation Network (INWES-APNN) during the INWES-APNN Annual General Assembly held at the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) in WISMA, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia on October 14, 2022.
𝐃𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬’ 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
The drone, as a technological gadget, has undergone fast transformation to satisfy a variety of consumer needs, yet has maintained its quality of being an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that operates in the absence of human intervention on board. The drone nowadays is utilized for diverse applications across industries including agriculture, rising as the primary sector that has adopted this technology.
𝐏𝐔𝐁𝐋𝐈𝐂 𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐄: 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐱 𝐨𝐟 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭 𝐀𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐉𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭
The Department, through its Technical Working Group, has prepared its partial response to the public stakeholder comments regarding the Draft Administrative Circular on the harmonization of Terms and Streamlining of Requirements and Procedures for Authorization and Recognition under the Regulatory Jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture.
𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐨 𝐀𝐁𝐄𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐲
In efforts to further develop the technical capability of agricultural and biosystems engineers (ABEs), the Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) has conducted a five-day refresher course training on testing and evaluation of agricultural and fisheries machinery in Northern Mindanao.
𝐀𝐠𝐫𝐢-𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐛𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐚 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦
Suppliers of agri-fisheries machinery are encouraged to apply for permit to operate (PTO) through ARREMIS, an online management information system developed by DA-BAFE. To facilitate the application process, DA-BAFE has been conducting a series of hands-on training on the use of ARREMIS (Accreditation Registration Regulations Enforcement Management Information System) in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐌𝐑𝐬
The DA through the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) has organized the “Inter-Agency Workshop on the Formulation of National Network of FMRs” held at the Sugar Regulatory Administration from August 16 to 18, 2022.