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3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery (ANTAM)
 8-10 December 2016, Negombo, Sri Lanka

Thursday, 8 December
09:00 - 09:30
-        Welcome remarks by Dr. Rohan Wijekoon, Director General of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka
-        Opening statement by Dr. Li Yutong, Head, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-UNESCAP)

-        Group photo
09:45 - 10:00 Tea break
10:00 - 12:00  Adoption of the agenda

-          Election of Chair (2017) and Vice Chair (2017) 

  Presentation and adoption of annual work report of ANTAM - Ms. Camilla Stelitano, Programme Specialist, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-UNESCAP) (15 minutes+ 5 discussion)

  Presentation on the work of the Technical Working Groups (TWGs) of ANTAM - Ms. Ayesha Herath, Engineer at Farm Mechanization Research Centre (FMRC) Sri Lanka (15 minutes+ 5 discussion)

  Presentation by outgoing Chair of ANTAM, India, representing participating member countries of ANTAM - Dr. Kanchan Kumar Singh, Assistant Director General- Agricultural Engineering, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) (15 minutes+ 5 discussion)
12:30 C 13:30 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Presentation by OECD on establishing the certification process- Dr. Marie Russel, Senior Programme Officer,  Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (20 minutes+ 10 discussion)
Presentation by FAO on standards and guidelines for agricultural machinery- Dr. Joseph Mpagalile, Agro Food Industries Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (15 minutes+ 5 discussion)
Presentation by Private Sector Representative- Mr. Amjad Rajap,  Secretary- Plantation Sector Mechanization, Agriculture Machinery Manufacturers' and Suppliers' Association (AgMMA) Sri Lanka (15 minutes+ 5 discussion)
15:30 - 15:45 Tea break

15:45 - 17:30 -          Review and adoption of ANTAM Codes on Power Tillers and Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters (2016)
-          Adoption of ANTAM logo 
Friday, 9 December
09:00 - 10:30 -          Election of the Technical Reference Unit
Presentation on the establishment of mutual recognition for ANTAM Codes by Italian Agency for Agricultural Mechanization (ENAMA)/ European Network for Testing Agricultural Machinery (ENTAM) - Dr. Sandro Liberatori
-          Discussion on certification and capacity building
10:30 - 10:45 Tea break
10:45 - 12:00 -          Review and adoption of ANTAM Terms of Reference and the Terms of Reference of TWGs of ANTAM
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
14:00 - 15:30
   Presentation and adoption of the work plan of ANTAM for 2017
15:30 - 15: 45 Tea break
15:45 - 17:30 -          Adoption of summary report of the 2nd annual meeting of ANTAM
-          Other matters
-          Closing remarks - Dr. Li Yutong, Head, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-UNESCAP)
Saturday, 10 December
8:45 -          Meeting at the Paradise Beach Hotel lobby
9:00 -          Bus for the field trip to Makandura


 

 

 

  

 

 

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