PhilMech, BAFE present 2025 Plan and Budget Proposals to NSC on AFMech

In line with PCAF’s effort to enhance private sector participation in the DA budget process, the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) and the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (BAFE) presented their Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Plan and Budget Proposals (PBPs) to the National Sectoral Committee on Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization (NSC continue reading…

CAFMech: PhilMech needs to review its Tier III/IV shift on “off-road” agricultural machinery proposal

The private sector partners of the Committee on Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization (CAFMech) urged the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) to review and subject to consultation its proposal to convert tractors and combine harvesters to Tier III/IV during a special meeting on April 20, 2023. PhilMech’s proposal is in line with the continue reading…

CAFMech Task Force on Registration discusses updates on PhilMech and BAFE’s Management Information Systems harmonization

The Committee on Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization (CAFMech) Task Force on the Registration of Ownership of Agri-Fisheries (A&F) Machinery and Equipment discussed developments on the harmonization of the Management Information Systems (MIS) used for A&F Machinery and Equipment registration in a blended meeting on May 31, 2022. The MIS harmonization was proposed by the Committee during continue reading…

CAFMech recommends support for small agri-fishery machinery suppliers

In the second regular meeting of the Committee on Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization (CAFMech) on May 11, 2022, the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) shared its plan to increase the agency’s engagement with local suppliers in procuring agri-fishery machinery and equipment. In support of this and in strengthening the local manufacturing industry, continue reading…

CAFMech Task Force on Registration of A&F Machinery and Equipment proposes hiring of ABE personnel to speed up A&F machinery registration

The Committee on Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization (CAFMech) Task Force on the Registration of Ownership of A&F Machinery and Equipment, in  its  February 23, 2022 meeting,  recommended to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) the prompt hiring of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) personnel to efficiently facilitate the A&F machinery registration. Registration of all continue reading…

CAFMech addresses issues raised during NAF Council Meeting

The Committee on Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization (CAFMech) identified the need to harmonize the local and national policies on the delivery of agri-fishery products, machinery and equipment during their special meeting on January 27, 2022. The Department of Agriculture-Field Operations Service (DA-FOS) previously issued Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) passes to suppliers for the unhampered delivery continue reading…

PCAF CAFMech conducts its second regular meeting for 2021

The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) Committee on Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization (CAFMech) conducted its second online meeting on April 20, 2021, to discuss emerging issues and concerns from the previous meeting. A PhP237,747,000 budget proposal was made by the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (BAFE) for FY 2022 which is in continue reading…