In celebration of the 29th Philippine Agricultural Engineering Week, the Philippine Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers (PSABE) gathered PSABE regional and chapter officers to participate in a week-long conference held at the Social Hall and Gymnasium of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) in Obrero, Davao City.
Slated to run from April 22-28, 2018, the 15th International Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference and Exhibition and 68th PSABE National Convention brought together more than 1,500 Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) practitioners and industry representatives.
USeP is among the co-organizers of the event, which is centered on the theme Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers: Partners in Agri-Fisheries Development for a Sustainable Tomorrow.
The USeP President, Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, in her prepared message that was read by Dr. Shirley S. Villanueva, Vice President for Academic Affairs, during the opening ceremonies on April 24, congratulated PSABE for its contributions in the development of the agriculture and fisheries sector in the Philippines. Further, as an advocate of sustainable development, Dr. Generalao said that she considers these contributions valuable in the promotion, practice, and improvement of the ABE field.
“USeP, in its quest to become a premier university in the ASEAN region, acknowledges its responsibility to harness young minds and contribute to the growth of agricultural and biosystems engineering. PSABE initiatives have established a niche for globally-competitive experts in the Philippines, and for this, the University pledges to support its activities and future projects,” Dr. Generalao added.
Aside from the agri-fishery exhibit, the week-long celebration features plenary sessions participated in by representatives from different local and international ABE agencies. (USeP PR)