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The 5th Regional Forum on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization
in Asia and the Pacific
- Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization Strategy
&
Regional Workshop on Integrated Straw Management in Asia and the Pacific

12-14 December 2017,
Yellow Pagoda Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal


List of Presentations

12 Dec. 5th Regional Forum for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization in Asia and the Pacific
09:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony
Moderator: Mr. Madhusudan Singh Basnyat, Program Director, Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Ministry of Agriculture and Development

-        Welcome Address:  Mr. Suraj Pokharel, Secretary, Ministry of Agricultural Development of Nepal

-        Opening Address: Ms. Li Yutong, Head of the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, ESCAP

-        Keynote Address: Mr. Li Hong, Permanent Representative of China to ESCAP
09:30-09:50 Tea Break and Group Photo
     
09:50-11:20  Country Presentations - Representatives of member countries briefing the efforts of respective countries on strategy and long-term policies of sustainable agricultural mechanization
Moderator: Mr. Nadeem Amjad, Director General, Agricultural Engineering Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council

-        Bangladesh - Mr. Sultan Ahmmed, Director Member (NRM), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC)

-        Cambodia - Mr. Saruth Chan, Director, Agricultural Engineering Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia

-        China - Mr. Li Qingdong, Division Director, Department of Agricultural Mechanization, Ministry of Agriculture of China

-        India - Mr. Kanchan Kumar Singh, Assistant Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research

-        Indonesia - Mr. Astu Unadi, Senior Researcher, Indonesian Centre for Agricultural Engineering Research and Development (ICAERD), Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD), Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia
11:20-12:00
       
Panel Discussion - To discuss and identify the key elements/components and essential processes for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization Strategy (SAMS) formulation.  
Panel List: Mr. Sultan Ahmmed, Mr. Saruth Chan, Mr. Li Qingdong, Mr. Kanchan Kumar Singh, Mr. Astu Unadi
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-15:00 Country Presentations - Representatives of member countries briefing the efforts of respective countries on strategy and long-term policies of sustainable agricultural mechanization
Moderator: Mr. K. Alagusundaram, Deputy Director General (Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

-        Malaysia - Mr. Mohd Syaifudin Abd Rahman, Deputy Director of Engineering Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research & Development Institute (MARDI)

-        Myanmar - Mr. Zaw Khin, Director, Agricultural Mechanization Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation 

-        Nepal C Mr. Madhusudan Singh Basnyat, Program Director, Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Ministry of Agriculture and Development

-        Pakistan - Mr. Nadeem Amjad, Director General, Agricultural Engineering Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council

-        Philippines - Ms. Rossana Marie C. Amongo, Director, Institute of Agricultural Engineering (IAE), College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology (CEAT), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
15:00-15:20 Tea Break
15:20-16:00 Panel Discussion - To discuss and understand the main challenges faced by member countries, and lessons learnt in implementing SAMS. 
Panel List: Mr. Mohd Syaifudin Abd Rahman, Mr. Zaw Khin, Mr. Madhusudan Singh Basnyat, Mr. Nadeem Amjad. Dr. Rossana Marie C. Amongo
16:00-17:00 Country Presentations - Representatives of member countries briefing the efforts of respective countries on strategy and long-term policies of sustainable agricultural mechanization
Moderator: Ms. Rossana Marie C. Amongo, Director, Institute of Agricultural Engineering (IAE), College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology (CEAT), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

-        Republic of Korea - Mr. Sung Jehoon, Senior Researcher, Ph.D., Department of Agricultural Engineering, National Academy of Agricultural Science

-        Sri Lanka - Mr. B.M.C.P Balasooriya, Deputy Director, Farm Mechanization Research Centre, Department of Agriculture of Sir Lanka

-        Thailand - Mr. Viboon Thepent, Director of Postharvest Engineering Research Group, Senior Agricultural Engineering Specialist, Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, Department of Agriculture

-         Vietnam - Ms. Tam Thi Dinh, Deputy Director, Vietnam Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-harvest Technology (VIAEP)
17:00-17:30 Panel Discussion C To discuss and identify potential areas for regional cooperation
Panel List: Ms. Li Yutong, Mr. Sung Jehoon, Mr. B.M.C.P Balasooriya, Mr. Viboon Thepent, Ms. Tam Thi Dinh
17:30-18:00 Group Discussion on Follow Up Actions
Moderator: Mr. Anshuman Varma, Programme Officer, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, ESCAP
18:00-18:15 Wrap up and Closure
Ms. Li Yutong, Head of the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, ESCAP
13 Dec.  Regional Workshop on Integrated Straw Management in Asia and the Pacific
09:00-09:20 Opening of the Regional Workshop on Integrated Straw Management
    
Moderator: Mr. Anshuman Varma, Programme Officer, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, ESCAP

-        Welcome Address: Mr. Madhusudan Singh Basnyat, Program Director, Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Ministry of Agriculture and Development 

-        Opening Address: Ms. Li Yutong, Head of the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, ESCAP
09:20-10:00 Keynote Presentation

-        IRRI Efforts on Integrated Straw Management - Mr. Hung Van Nguyen, Research Scientist, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

-       CIMMYT Efforts on Integrated Straw Management C Mr. Gokul Paudel, Agricultural Economist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) South Asia

-        Outcomes and Findings of CSAM Integrated Straw Management Research - Mr. Li Hongwen, Professor, China Agricultural University; Team Leader, CSAM Integrated Straw Management Research Team
10:00-10:20 Tea Break
10:20-11:20
-       Detailed findings of the East Asia Component of the CSAM Research and workplan of the pilot in China - Mr. He Jin, Professor, China Agricultural University

-       Detailed findings of the South Asia Component of the CSAM Research and workplan of the pilot in India - Mr. Kanchan Kumar Singh, Assistant Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research

-        Detailed findings of the Southeast Asia Component of the CSAM Research and workplan of the pilot in Vietnam - Mr. Pham Van Tan, Deputy Director, Sub-Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-harvest Technology (SIAEP) of Vietnam
11:20-11:50 Q&A, Discussion and Follow-ups
11:50-12:00 Wrap up and Closure
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:00-18:00 Pilots Work Group Meeting of Integrated Straw Management
& (In parallel)
13th Session of the Governing Council (GC) of CSAM
14-Dec Field Visit (TBC)
  Visit ICIMOD Knowledge Park; Fisheries Research Division, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC); Floriculture Development Farm of the Department of Agriculture; Tayemaya Farmers Group; and Barsha Pump Site.
15-Dec Departure from Kathmandu

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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