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4th Annual Meeting of the Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery (ANTAM)

22-24 November 2017
Manila, Republic of the Philippines

List of Presentations

Wednesday, 22 November
Session 1 Opening ceremony
09:00 - 09:30


-      Welcome remarks by Engr. Cristy Cecilia P. Polido, Interim Director, Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering, Department of Agriculture (DA), Republic of the Philippines.
-      Welcome remarks by Dr. Arnold R. Elepaño, Dean, of the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT) of the University of the Philippines, Los Baños College, Laguna, Republic of the Philippines. 
-      Opening statement by Anshuman Varma, Programme Officer, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-ESCAP)
09:30 ĘC 09:45
Group photo
09:45 - 10:00 Tea break
Session 2 Opening session




10:00 - 10:30 -        Adoption of the agenda
-        Election of the Chair (2018) and the Vice Chair (2018) 
Session 3 Review of ANTAM work in 2017
10:30 - 11:45
Presentation and adoption of annual work report of ANTAM by Ms. Camilla Stelitano, Programme Specialist, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-ESCAP)

 Presentation on the work of the Technical Working Groups (TWGs) of ANTAM by Eng. Darwin Aranguren and Eng. Romulo Eusebio, Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center (AMTEC), College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology, University of the Philippines of Los Baños
 
Technical Analysis of ANTAM Capacity Building Activities in 2017 and Way Forward by Dr. Chan Cheewan, Technical Expert, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-ESCAP)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
Session 4 Proposal on a New Mechanism to Update the ANTAM Codes


13:30 - 15:15
Presentation of a Proposal on a New Mechanism to Update the ANTAM Codes  by Ms. Camilla Stelitano, Programme Specialist, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-ESCAP)
  -     Open discussion 
15:10 ĘC 15:30 Tea break
Session 5 Technical review and adoption of the ANTAM Codes (2017)
15:30 ĘC 16:00
Technical review of the ANTAM Codes 2017 by ANTAM Technical Reference Unit by Dr. Sandro Liberatori, Director, Italian Agency for Agricultural Mechanization (ENAMA)/ European Network for Testing Agricultural Machinery (ENTAM)
  -      Review and adoption of ANTAM Codes on Power Tillers (001-2017), Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters (002-2017), and Paddy Transplanters (003- 2017)
18:30 Welcome Dinner at Hotel Mini Suites-Eton Tower Makati, Manila
Thursday, 23 November
Session 6  Best Practices in International Standardization for Agricultural Machinery


 
  Procedural Aspects in the OECD Tractor Scheme by Dr. Marie Russel, Senior Programme Officer, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  The Pillars of Functioning Certification Schemes: Transparency, Identification, Conformity by Dr. Sandro Liberatori, Director, Italian Agency for Agricultural Mechanization (ENAMA)/ European Network for Testing Agricultural Machinery (ENTAM) 
10:45 - 11:00 Tea break
Session 7 ANTAM Certification Scheme Proposed Roles and Responsibilities 
 
  Presentation on the working paper on ANTAM procedures by Mr. Anshuman Varma, Programme Officer, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-ESCAP)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
Session 8 Member Countries Discussion on ANTAM Certification Scheme
 

-        Member countries representatives discussion on the proposed scheme for ANTAM working mechanism 
Moderators: Mr. Anshuman Varma and Ms. Camilla Stelitano, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-ESCAP)
Session 9 ANTAM work plan in 2018
 
  Presentation and adoption of the work plan of ANTAM for 2018 by Ms. Camilla Stelitano, Programme Specialist, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-ESCAP)
15:30 - 16:00 Tea break
Session 10 Closing session
  -        Adoption of summary report of the 4th Annual Meeting of ANTAM
-        Other matters
-        Closing remarks ĘC Mr. Anshuman Varma, Programme Officer,  Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (CSAM-UNESCAP)
Friday, 24 November
7:30 Departure from the hotel Mini Suites-Eton Tower Makati, Manila
9:30 Arrival to the field visit site
9:30- 11:45


Tour the workshops for hand tractor, power tillers, threshers, corn shellers, dryer and rice mills.
11:45- 12:30 Field demonstration
12:30- 13:30 Lunch 
13:30 Departure from the factory
15:30 Estimated arrival at the hotel Mini Suites-Eton Tower Makati, Manila

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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