Engr. Chito F. Sace won the best paper award during the 5th PSAE International Convention and Exhibition and 57th Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE) annual convention for his paper on sustaining the shift from traditional extensive open field farming to intensive green house production of high value crops (Green House Economics).
Sace’s paper was chosen from among nine entries in the cluster for agricultural structures, rural electrification and renewable energy.
The competition for agricultural engineers in the country was also open in four other clusters – irrigation, soil and water conservation engineering; agricultural power, machinery and mechanization; agricultural product processing and post harvest technology; and aquaculture, forestry, environment and bio-systems engineering.
Agricultural engineers are enjoined to present new developments, technologies, trends and advances in the five clusters.
The convention which coincided with PSAE’s celebration of the 18th Agricultural Engineering Week was held on April 15-18, 2007 at the Philippine Carabao Center, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.