Philippines Unveils Food Logistics Action Agenda to Revolutionize Supply Chains

In a groundbreaking initiative aimed at revolutionizing the nation’s food logistics sector, the Three-Year Food Logistics Action Agenda was officially introduced as part of the Development of Philippine Food Chain Logistics Masterplan (PFCLM) 2023-2030. The said logistics master plan will guide the government and stakeholders to implement an effective, efficient, modernized, and sustainable nationwide food chain logistics system in the country which shall deliver the right product in the right quality and condition to the right place at the right time and for the right cost.

LGUs strengthen agricultural and biosystems engineering groups nationwide

  The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) is actively spearheading initiatives to establish and strengthen agricultural and biosystems engineer (ABE) groups within Local Government Units (LGUs).   This collaborative endeavor, in conjunction with DA-Regional Field Office-Regional Agricultural Engineering Divisions (RAEDs), is a concerted effort to fortify the ABE landscape across the continue reading : LGUs strengthen agricultural and biosystems engineering groups nationwide

Agri-fishery sector charts green path with high-impact Renewable Energy program

As a pivotal step toward environmental sustainability and infrastructural advancement, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., leading the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board, has approved 194 infrastructure projects under the Infrastructure Flagship Projects (IFPs). The groundbreaking decision, part of the government’s sweeping “Build Better More” Program, includes the nod for the Renewable Energy Program for the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector (REPAFS), ushering a transformative era for the nation’s agri-fishery landscape.

DA-BAFE and FAO partner to improve mechanization efficiency in rice and corn farming

In a significant move towards modernizing agriculture and boosting local food production, the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) spearheaded the Inception Workshop on the BAFE-FAO Project, TCP/PHI/3907 held on November 7, 2023, at the SRA Social Hall in Quezon City. This pioneering project, titled “Improving Capacities on the Adoption of a Harmonized Mechanization Index to Increase the Level of Mechanization Efficiency of Rice and Corn Production,” aims to transform the way we approach mechanization in agriculture.

From fields to the future: 615 ABE professionals pledge to transform Philippine agri-fisheries sector

Six hundred fifteen (615) new Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers (ABE) were officially welcomed into their profession during the oath-taking ceremony held at Tent City, Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park on October 20, 2023. The momentous occasion marked the culmination of their hard work and dedication, as they successfully passed the ABE Licensure Examination administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Professional Regulatory Board of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers (PRBABE) across various locations nationwide last September.

DA-BAFE paves the way for agri-fishery workforce to be globally competitive

The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) spearheaded a workshop concerning the crucial role of manpower in the country’s agricultural and fishery sector. Various stakeholders, including government agencies, local government units (LGUs), regulatory bodies, professional organizations, and state universities and colleges (SUCs), collaborated from October 18 to 20, 2023 for the development of a roadmap in support to the agri-fishery sector’s workforce.

Mountain Province pioneers in implementing Agricultural Modernization Program: A collaboration with DA-BAFE showcasing the Mandanas Ruling and Devolution

The Mountain Province Highland Agriculture and Fisheries Infrastructure Modernization Program 2023-2028, initiated by DA-BAFE, aims to help feed the province’s population, and increase the income of farmers, who comprise about 80% of the labor force in the province. DA-BAFE hosted a crucial meeting with Mountain Province Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr. and the Office of the Provincial Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer (OPABE) Officer-in-Charge, Engr. Winston Beyden to discuss the said program.

Enhancing rice and corn mechanization: A collaboration between DA-BAFE and FAO

The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) recently hosted an inception meeting to launch a joint initiative focused on bolstering the mechanization of rice and corn production. The BAFE-FAO Project, TCP/PHI/3907, titled “Improving Capacities on the Adoption of a Harmonized Mechanization Index,” aims to streamline and enhance mechanization processes across rice and corn production, addressing longstanding challenges within the agricultural sector.