2nd Member Meeting of the Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations in Asia and the Pacific (ReCAMA)
16-18 July 2016, Hotel Le Meridien, Coimbatore, India

List of Presentations

Friday, 15 July 2016
Arrival at Coimbatore
Saturday, 16 July 2016
09.00 每 10.00 Registration and tea
10:00 每 11:30 Inaugural of the Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers* Meet (AMMM 每 2016)
Stage Compeer: Sh. Rajkumar & Sh. Kamal 
Arrival of Chief Guest Sh. Ashwani Kumar, Joint Secretary (M&T), Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DOAC&FW), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India
Welcome address by Sh. K Viswanath, President, TN Chapter & Presentations of bouquets
Address of organizers and co-partners:                
-          Sh.  D S Balachandra Babu, President, India Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers' Association (AMMA-India)
-          Ms. Yuee Feng, Progarmme Coordinator, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM)
-          Dr. Kanchan K Singh, Assistant Director General (Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
-          Dr. N C Patel, Vice Chancellor, Anand Agricultural University (AAU)
Release of souvenir and Data Book
Address by Chief Guest Sh. Ashwani Kumar, Joint Secretary (M&T), Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DOAC&FW), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India
Presentations of Mementos
Vote of thanks by Sh. S V Raju, Secretary, AMMA-India
11:30 - 13:00 Keynote address and Invited lectures

-          Changing Scenario of Farm Mechanization in India, Dr. Kanchan Kumar Singh, Assistant Director General (Engineering), ICAR
-          Status of Agricultural Mechanization in SAARC Countries, Mr. Kshirode C. Roy, Former Director General, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute
-          Accelerating Agriculture productivity in India - Issues and Opportunities, Mr. T R Kesavan, TAFE Tractor Company 
-          Role of FICCI in Agricultural Mechanization in India, Dr. Jasmit Singh, Head, Agriculture, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) 
-          SIEMENS
-          Issues and hurdles in agricultural mechanization in India, Sh. Rajkumar, Secretary, Tamil Nadu Chapter, AMMM-India
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 18:00 Visit the Agricultural Machinery Exhibition

18:30 - 20:00 Annual General Body Meeting of AMMA-India
20:00 每 21:00 Welcome Dinner 
Sunday, 17 July 2016
09:00 每 09:10 Opening of the 2nd Member Meeting of ReCAMA

-       Opening Remarks (10MB) by Dr. Katinka Weinberger, Officer-in Charge, a.i. Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization; Chief, Environment and Development Policy Section, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
-          Welcome Remark by Sh.  D S Balachandra Babu, President, AMMA-India
09:10 每 09:40 New Member Presentations and Admission

-          Malaysia 每National Farmers Organization (NAFAS)
-          Turkey - Turkish Association of Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Manufacturers
-          Vietnam - Vietnam Society of Agricultural Engineering (VSAGE)
09:40 每 10:00 Coffee Break and Photo Session

Election of Chair and Vice-Chair Associations
10:20 每 12:00 Work Report and Work Plan Review and Endorsement 
-          Work Report of ReCAMA Secretariat  by Ms. Yuee Feng, Programme Coordinator, CSAM, ESCAP 
-          Report of the Research Paper Outline by  Mr. Lasantha Wickremesooriya, Lead Consultant of the research team

-          Research paper outline and selection of 3-4 case study countries
-          Training need identification 每 Training and Study Tour in Oct. in China
-          Venue and Date of the 3rd Member Meeting of ReCAMA
-          Other potential cooperation and issues
Presentation of the Agrievolution Alliance Summit 2017

-          China Agricultural Machinery Distribution Association by Mr. Deng Zhihong, Deputy Secretary General, China Agricultural Machinery Distribution Association
12:00 每 12.30 Wrap up and Closing 
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 每 16:00 B2B meeting and Valedictory function
-          Welcome by Sh. D S Balachadra Babu, President AMMA-India 
-          Honouring of Dignitaries by presenting bouquet

-          Presentation of mementoes to ReCAMA participants and sponsors

-          Address by Chairman Dr. V M Mayande, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola
-          Vote of thanks by Sh. Rajkumar, Secretary, TN Chapter, AMMA India 
16:00 每 16:15 Tea Break
16:15 每 19:00 Visit to agricultural machinery exhibition

19:30 每 21:00 Dinner
Monday, 18 July 2016
09:00 每 13:30 Visit Sandfit Foundries Private Limited
13:30 每 14:30 Lunch 








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