In a resounding celebration of women’s crucial role in agriculture, Dr. Juana T. Tapel, the Assistant Director of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE), proudly served as the only Filipina and one of the eight esteemed jury members for the “Search of Women in Ag Awards 2023.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a concerted effort to enhance the agricultural and fisheries sectors of CALABARZON, the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (BAFE) joined hands with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CALABARZON to conduct a specialized training course focused on feasibility study (FS) preparation and evaluation.
The 25th Davao Agri-Trade Expo (DATE) turned the spotlight on an array of solutions, technologies, and innovations that are poised to empower Filipino farmers and bolster their competitiveness in the global market. DA-BAFE Asst. Director Engr. Juana T. Tapel, PhD presented an Introduction to Agricultural Innovation during the plenary of the trade expo with the theme Agriculture’s Connected Future: How Technology Can Yield New Growth
Mountain Province, a region known for its stunning rice terraces, is set to receive technical assistance from the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (DA-BAFE). This initiative follows the implementation of Provincial Ordinance No. 465 through Administrative Order No. 13, series 2023, sponsored by Mountain Province Board Member Henry K. Bastian.