Center for Agri-Fisheries and Biosystems Mechanization
The Center for Agri-Fisheries and Biosystems Mechanization (BIOMECH), formerly known as the Agricultural Mechanization Development Program (ADMP), was established in 1979 to represent the country in the Regional Network for Agricultural Mechanization (RNAM), now Center for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM). It also served as the research, development, and extension program of the Institute of Agricultural Engineering (IAE), College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT). AMDP was strengthened and institutionalized through Republic Act 10601, also known as the Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization (AFMech) Law of 2013. As stipulated in Article 3, Section 8 of the AFMech Law, it shall lead and coordinate the agricultural and fishery mechanization research, development, and extension program of all academic institutions in the country. It was then elevated into the Center for Agri-Fisheries and Biosystems Mechanization through the approval of the Board of Regents on October 29, 2015. For four decades, BIOMECH has contributed to the development of agricultural mechanization in the country in terms of academic-based research and development, manpower training and extension, policy advocacy, and local manufacture of agricultural machinery for the Filipino farmers, extension workers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and students.