/ 16 December 2020

SEVENTY-ONE agricultural engineers and professionals participated in the month-long training on agri-fisheries mechanization conducted by the Visayas State University in partnership with the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering.

The participants from the National Capital Region and 15 other regions were trained to use a software-aided feasibility study preparation and evaluation for agri-fisheries.

“The event showcased the utilization of software for speedy preparation of feasibility studies that are compliant with the International Accounting Standard and International Financial Reporting Standard,” VSU said.

“It used version 5.18 of the feasibility study-making software, Bytex Feasibility Analyzer, authored and copyrighted by Professor Arthur I. Tambong. The software author himself served as the resource person for the entire 8-day rigid training,” it added.

The training covered nine competencies and focused on agri-fisheries mechanization facilities and projects in support of the implementation of Republic Act 10601 or the Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization Law.

Prof. Winston Tabada, head of the VSU Department of Computer Science and Technology, provided the virtual classroom support as the Moodle Administrator while University Computer Center Engr. Sean Villagonzalo provided internet connectivity during the lectures up to the training assessment.

The activity was spearheaded by the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering led by Engr. Eldon De Padua as part of its extension activities.

The College of Engineering and Technology led by Dr. Roberto Guarte and the VSU Director for Extension, Dr. Antonio P. Abamo, provided facilitative support for the training.