DA-BAFE leads planning of agri-fishery infrastructure investments

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has issued Memorandum Order No. 5, Series of 2021, a memorandum on the preparation of DA’s agri-fishery mechanization and infrastructure plan with the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) as the lead agency in planning agricultural and fisheries infrastructure investments.

The memorandum states that BAFE is directed under RA 10601 (AFMech Law) to spearhead the preparation of the National Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization Program (NAFMP) which serves as a guide in the national planning, programming, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, and regulation of agricultural and fisheries mechanization programs and projects.

Sec. Dar directed all officials and employees of DA, including its bureaus, attached agencies, and corporations, DA service units and regional field offices to extend their full support and cooperation to BAFE on the review, updating, and implementation of NAFMP.