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Aims of the Society


The mission of the Society is to enhance, within a pan European framework, the scientific potential, capability and achievements of both the Agricultural & Biological Engineering profession and the industries which it serves. The Society’s aims are:

  • To stimulate opportunities for the advancement of engineering science, extension and practice in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity and landscape, aquaculture and fresh food processing.
  • To foster progressive attitudes to promote the role of the Agricultural Engineer in the relevant industries.
  • To set and maintain professional standards which strengthen the prestige of Agricultural Engineering.
  • To encourage communication and multi-national collaboration between Agricultural Engineers engaged in manufacturing, commerce, research, education and extension.
  • To develop mutual understanding and co-operative relationships among the participating societies and individual Members in different countries.
  • To develop information exchange among Members through conferences, publications, and seminars on specialist topics.
  • To assist individual Members to develop their professional knowledge and ability.
  • To secure professional recognition for engineers in agriculture and allied industries.
  • To help member societies and affiliated organisations to promote their professional activities.
  • To seek interdisciplinary technological co-operation with other European and international organisations in the public and private sectors.
  • To participate within the world-wide structure and activities of the Commission Internationale du Genie Rurale (CIGR).