CSAM’s initiative titled the Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery (ANTAM) aims to promote harmonization of testing standards of agricultural machinery amongst participating countries in the Asia-Pacific region in order to enhance the quality, performance, occupational safety and environmental dimensions of the machinery as well as to support more integrated trade in agricultural machinery. Currently the network includes 19 participating countries. Through ANTAM, CSAM has achieved in-principle adoption by participating member States of harmonized regional standards for testing of three types of agricultural machinery having strong relevance for smallholders. An ANTAM Training of Trainers is organized annually to strengthen capacities of national testing engineers in application of the ANTAM testing Codes. More information is available at http://antam.un-csam.org/2016/.
The Secretariat of the ANTAM is based at CSAM. CSAM is the executing agency of ANTAM. The ANTAM Secretariat assists and coordinates the operation of the network, and provides necessary logistical and administrative support.
The Advisory Panel of ANTAM consists of Head of CSAM, Chairperson and Vice Chairperson elected by the annual meeting of ANTAM. Moreover, it comprises representatives from collaborating international organizations and networks including ENTAM/ENAMA, FAO, OECD and UNIDO.