Author: Philippine News Agency
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Agricultural engineers from the Philippines and two other ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries are in the country for a series of conferences seeking to help enhance the productivity of Filipino farmers so the country can attain food security.
“Always support the implementation of Republic Act 10601 or the Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization Law,” Dr. Marife Pesino, president of the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE), told participants to the event, that included her counterparts from Indonesia and Malaysia.
She said the law urges the use of modern and cost-effective machineries to prevent among other things “crop losses” in Philippine farms that would ultimately benefit both the agriculture and fisheries sectors.
The week-long gathering spearheaded by PSAE focuses on how “agricultural and biosystems engineers” could become “prime movers in developing and managing appropriate technologies for food security.”