Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural

Agricultural Engineering Division

 


The Agricultural Engineering Division is the constituent unit of the Bureau of Plant Industry mandated to address the need to improve farming operations to optimize the use of farm resources – land, labor and capital. Since 1932, the Division has operated by applying engineering concepts in crop production and advocated farm mechanization aimed at expanding production areas.

Agricultural production involves various activities/operations that necessitate the effective application of labor, power and materials in the farm. From land preparation to planting, harvesting to post-production, the farmer uses technology. Appropriate technology gives the farmers the best chance of gaining more, either by increased production or reduced losses or reduced cost of labor among others. These principles guide the Agricultural Engineering Division in the implementation of its key programs, projects, and other activities.

The Division has expanded its effort in applying engineering principles not only to land preparation, but to other aspects of crop production such as planting, water, fertilizer and pest management, harvesting and post-harvest activities. It has also ventured on the development of research and developmment (R&D) farm infrastructures which serve as support facilities for the BPI National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Centers (NCRDPSCs) and Model S.E.E.D. farms, in the production of quality seeds and planting materials.

Recognizing the situation-specific conditions of various agricultural activities, the Agricultural Engineering Division, through its resources, extensive linkages with other agricultural development institutions and its agricultural mechanization transfer program, continues to work towards developing appropriate technologies available to farmers. 

 

VISION/MISSION

Vision

An era where there is a wide choice of affordable, efficient and effective farm equipment for the farmers’ specific needs

Mission

To develop appropriate machinery and infrastructure designs for the modernization of the centers and special projects

 

MANDATE

  • Develop tools, machines and implements for the production and post-production of agricultural crops
  • Design and modify existing farm tools, machines and implements for local working conditions
  • Fabricate working model/prototype of farm tools, machines and implement

 

CONSTITUENT SECTIONS

Agricultural Infrasture Development Section

  • Design and Develop Protective and Treatment Structures for Fruit and Vegetables
  • Enhance the Technical Capability of BPI and DA Regional Centers in the Development of Location-Specific Protective and Treatment Structures

Farm Power and Equipment Development Section

  • Design and Develop Alternative Farm Power Source such as Windmills, Sterling Engines, Gasifiers and Solar Energy.

 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Provision of consultancy on agricultural engineering concerns such as recommending technical applications of farm equipment and other agricultural mechanization technologies for adoption in the farm
  • Design and development of  agricultural mechanization technologies and  related infrastructure projects such as pressurized irrigation system plan/lay-out, Farm implement/machinery for tillage, production and postharvest operationsm and greenhouse (plastic/screen/glass)
  • Preparation of engineering plans, budget estimates, bidding documents and contract of agreement of agricultural engineering projects (infrastructure for agriculture, etc.)
  • Preparation of feasibility study on the adoption/utilization of agricultural mechanization technologies in farming.
  • Demonstration/exhibition/promotion of selected types of farm implement/equipment in the field during fair/festivals, upon request.
  • Repair of selected types of farm implement/equipment
  • Conduct of short training courses on the design, operation, and maintenance of selected types of agricultural equipment
  • Conduct of on-the-job training/apprenticeship program for graduating Agricultural Engineering students and graduates of related science
  • Distribution of leaflets/brochures/pamphlets and other printed technical information on selected farm equipment.
  • Planning/Monitoring and evaluation of BPI Model S.E.E.D. Farms Projects 

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Issuances

DA Department Order No. 5 S.2017 - GUIDELINES FOR THE SELECTION OF THE NON-GOVERNMENT MEMBERS OF THE NOAB
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Department of Agriculture Department Order No. 5 Series of 2017 GUIDELINES FOR THE SELECTION OF THE NON-GOVERNMENT MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE BOARD Read More...
DA Memorandum No. 14 S.2017 - GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS OF THE DA
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Department of Agriculture Memorandum No. 14 Series of 2017  GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION  OF SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Read More...
DA Memorandum No. 13 S.2017 - GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLAR-POWERED IRRIGATION SYSTEM OF THE DA.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Department of Agriculture Memorandum No. 13 Series of 2017 GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION  OF SOLAR-POWERED IRRIGATION SYSTEM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Read More...
IMAGE PEST ADVISORY FOR THE 2ND QUARTER (APRIL-JUNE) 2017
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Our dear farmers are warned of the five pests to attack during the 2nd Quarter of the year. This is based on the historical data submitted by regions. Our Crop Pest Management Division listed areas where infestations may possibly occur. Bureau of Plant Industry OIC, Vivencio R. Mamaril issued a memorandum to all DA Regional Directors to alert the staff to closely monitor pests’ occurrence. Management options and conditions that may trigger infestations were also issued for information and dissemination.  (Click here to view list)   Read More...
IMAGE THE 2016 REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9184, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REFORM ACT
Wednesday, 04 January 2017
  THE 2016 REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9184, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REFORM ACT   (Click here to view) Read More...
IMAGE 2017 Q1 PEST ADVISORY
Tuesday, 03 January 2017
    OIC Director Vivencio R. Mamaril, PhD of the Bureau of Plant Industry(BPI) alerts all DA Regional Executive Directors, BPI Centers, National Plant Quarantine Services Division, National Seed Quality Control Services Division and Crop Research and Production Support Division for possible pests to occur during the 1st quarter of the year to closely monitor the listed areas. Rodent, brown plant hopper, stem borer, rice black bug and bacterial leaf blight are among the top pests. Triggering factors and pest management options are also specified in the memorandum issued.   (click the image to view the Pest Advisory) Read More...
IMAGE DEADLINE IN THE VALIDATION OF CANCELLED/ REVOKED SPS
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
  Herewith is a Memorandum on the in the Validation of cancelled/ Revoked SPS for information and strict compliance.       Read More...
IMAGE The Secretary of the DA Issues on Special Order (S.O# 1116) directives that all SPS import Clearance (Import Permit) for Agriculture Product for approved and sign by the Secrectary or the Chief of Staff
Thursday, 15 December 2016
    The Secretary of the DA Issues on Special Order (S.O# 1116) directives that all SPS import Clearance (Import Permit) for Agriculture Product for approved and sign by the Secrectary or the Chief of Staff   Download Here. Read More...
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