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.