RE programs in agri-fishery pushed

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    The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Energy have issued a joint memorandum circular that will formulate and implement renewable energy (RE) programs for the agri-fishery sector.

    Under the circular dated Feb. 16, 2021, RE will be promoted in the sector for enhanced productivity, sustainability and environmental protection through public-private partnerships and joint venture agreements.

    The agreement aims to promote human resource development specializing in RE for the sector through capacity development and deployment of agricultural and biosystems engineers, trained technicians, farmers, fisherfolks and other stakeholders in collaboration with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Commission on Higher Education, Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Education.