Philippines: RA 10915 to help avert food crisis

Date: 2022.07.21

The Philippine Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers (PSABE) said the signing of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 10915, or the "Philippine Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Act of 2016," will help avert a food crisis or shortage in the Philippines.

PSABE President Andie Tuates in a statement on Wednesday said that RA 10915, once fully implemented, will lead to the full mobilization of agricultural and biosystems engineers (ABEs) nationwide, which will result in the application of the latest technologies in farming, fishery and food sector.

He stressed that the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers a host of technologies to revolutionize farming in the Philippines like blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things.

Citing information from the website of Indian multinational firm Wipro Ltd., Tuates said that AI is already being applied in the following: crop yield forecasts; intelligent spraying; agricultural robots; crop and soil monitoring; and disease diagnosis.

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