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Webinar on Impact of Covid-19 on Agriculture in the Asia-Pacific
and Role of Mechanization

Thursday, 18 June 2020
(11.00 ĘC 12.00 hrs Beijing time)

List of Presentations

 


11.00 ĘC 11.05

 • Welcome remarks: Mr. Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)


• Moderator: Ms. Yutong Li, Head, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization of ESCAP (ESCAP-CSAM)

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11:05 - 11:25 Impact of Covid-19 on the agricultural sector in Asia and the Pacific: Country perspectives


Impact of Covid-19 on Agriculture in the Asia-Pacific and Role of Mechanization: Thailand perspective by Ms. Dares Kittiyopas, Inspector-General, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, and President, Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering, Thailand


Covid-19 & Agriculture in Asia-Pacific -- Role of Mechanization by Mr. Sulochana Lasantha Noel Wickremesooriya, President of Agriculture Machinery Manufacturers and Suppliers Association, Sri Lanka

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11:25-11:45 Building resilience to future crisis through sustainable mechanization


Building resilience to future crisis through sustainable mechanization (ICT enabled mechanization) by Dr. Jehoon Sung, Team Leader, National Institute of Agricultural Science, Rural Development Administration, Republic of Korea


Improving post-harvest mechanization to reduce COVID-19 impact by Dr. Cao Guangqiao, Deputy Director General, Nanjing Institute of Agricultural Mechanization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, P.R. China

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11:45-12:00 Q&A


12.00 • Concluding remarks: Ms. Yutong Li, Head, ESCAP-CSAM 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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