Agri Chief urges agricultural and biosystems engineers to transform PHL agri-fisheries sector for food security

The Department of Agriculture is advancing the transformation of the agriculture and fisheries sector into a competitive, science-based and technology-backed industry, managed by young, creative, innovative, and vibrant Filipino agricultural and biosystems engineers (ABEs). Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar articulated the Duterte administration’s over-all vision of a food secure and resilient Philippines with empowered and prosperous farmers and fisherfolks, in his keynote message at the opening of the 70th Philippine Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers (PSABE) Annual National Convention held online on April 27.

Government internship program for young agricultural and biosystems engineers kicks-off

The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) has officially announced the start of the implementation of the Government Internship Program for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Youth (GIP for ABE Youth) beginning this month. DA-BAFE Director Ariodear Rico announced the kick-off of the internship program that aims to augment the delivery of agricultural and biosystems engineering services in support to the implementation of agri-fisheries mechanization, small scale irrigation and farm-to-market roads, post-harvest facilities, and other agri-fisheries infrastructure projects of DA.

DA-BAFE spearheads creation of agri-fishery machinery and equipment service centers

The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE) is initiating and spearheading the establishment of pilot agricultural and fishery machinery and equipment service centers or AFMESCs that target to provide farmers’ organizations and cooperatives wider access on the use of agri-fishery machinery and equipment granted by DA and other agencies.