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Regional Workshop on the Role of Mechanization in Strengthening SmallholdersĄ¯ Resilience through Conservation Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific

18-20 April 2018, Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

List of Presentations

 
18-Apr-18 Regional Workshop on the Role of Mechanization in Strengthening SmallholdersĄ¯ Resilience through Conservation Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific
09:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony

Moderator: Mr. Saruth Chan, Director, Department of Agricultural Engineering, General Directorate of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia
-        Welcome Remarks: Ms. Li Yutong, Head, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, ESCAP
-        Opening Remarks: H.E. Veng Sakhon, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia
09:30-10:00 Group Photo and Tea Break 

10:00-12:00  Keynote Presentations 
Moderator: Ms. Li Yutong, ESCAP-CSAM


Conservation Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities by Mr. Hafiz Muminjanov, Agricultural Officer, FAO Sub-regional Office for Central Asia (FAO-SEC)
Experiences of Mechanized Conservation Agriculture in China by Mr. Li Hongwen, Head, Conservation Tillage Research Centre, Ministry of Agriculture; and Professor, China Agricultural University (CAU)
Soil health, no-till cropping systems and appropriate-scale machinery in Cambodia by Mr. Florent Tivet, Agricultural Mechanization Specialist, CANSEA Coordinator, UPR AIDA/CSIA, French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)
Dissemination of conservation agriculture practices --ASPs Model for Smallholder Mechanization in the Indus Basin by Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Gill, Executive Director, South Asian Conservation Agriculture Network (SACAN)
Comparing vegetable yields of conventional versus conservation agriculture production systems in eight countries by Dr. Manny R. Reyes, Research Professor, Agroecological Engineer, Kansas State University, USA, Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL), SIIL Coordinator Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition, Cambodia, Country Coordinator of ASMC Cambodia
No-till practices and banana cropping systems: How machinery can contribute to sustainable banana production in the French West Indies by Mr. Hoa Tran Quoc, CIRAD (GECO Research unit), Eco-Friendly Intensification and Climate Resilient Agricultural Systems (EFICAS) Project, Lao PDR
-        Q&A
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-15:00 Country Presentations ¨C Good practices and successful cases of Conservation Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture Mechanization

Moderator: Mr. Hafiz Muminjanov, FAO-SEC 
China by Mr. Du You, Researcher, Centre of Agricultural Machinery Extension, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
India by Mr. Ravindra Naik, Principal Scientist & Head, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Department of Agricultural Research & Education
Pakistan by Mr. Ahmad Tanveer, Director, Agricultural Engineering Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
-        Q&A
15:00-15:20 Tea Break
15:20-16:50 Country Presentations - Good practices and successful cases of Conservation Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture Mechanization

Moderator: Mr. Li Hongwen, CAU 
Philippines by Ms. Rossana Marie Amongo, Director & Associate Professor, Center for Agri-Fisheries and Biosystems Mechanization (BIOMECH), College of Engineering & Agro-industrial Technology (CEAT), University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB)
Republic of Korea by Mr. Byounggap Kim, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Agricultural Science
Thailand by Ms. Preedawan Chaisrichonlathan, Senior Professional Agricultural Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
-        Q&A
16:50-17:00 Wrap up of the Day - Mr. Anshuman Varma, ESCAP-CSAM
19 Apr.  Regional Workshop on the Role of Mechanization in Strengthening SmallholdersĄ¯ Resilience through Conservation Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific
09:00-10:30 Country Presentations ¨C Main challenges and constraints of Conservation Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture Mechanization

Moderator: Mr. Florent Tivet, CIRAD 
Bangladesh by Mr. Sultan Ahmed, Member Director (NRM), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC)
Indonesia by Mr. Anjar Suprapto, Head of Planning and Evaluation, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Engineering Research and Development (ICAERD), Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD), Ministry of Agriculture
Malaysia by Mr. Mohamed Fauzi Bin Md Isa, Senior Research Officer, Malaysian Agricultural Research & Development Institute (MARDI)
-        Q&A
10:30-10:50 Tea Break
10:50-12:15 Country Presentations - Main challenges and constraints of Conservation Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture Mechanization
Moderator: Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Gill, SACAN 
Nepal by Mr. Madhusudan Singh Basnyat, Program Director, Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Ministry of Agriculture and Development
Sri Lanka by Mr. B. M. C. P. Balasooriya, Deputy Director, Farm Mechanization Research Centre, Department of Agriculture
Vietnam by Mr. Le Quyet Tien, Director, Center Research of Agricultural Machinery and Aero ¨C Hydraulic, Vietnam Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology (VIAEP)
-        Q&A
12:15-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-15:30 Country Presentations ¨C Partnerships and collaboration for Conservation Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture Mechanization

Moderator: Mr. Anshuman Varma, ESCAP-CSAM
 Cambodia by Mr. Saruth Chan, Director, Department of Agricultural Engineering /GDA, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia 
 Lao PDR by Mr. Tien Vannasouk, Deputy Director General, Department of Technical Extension and Agro-Processing (DTEAP), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR  
 AFA by Ms. Ma. Estella A. Penunia, Secretary General, Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development
 China by Mr. Cong Chen, Research Associate, Nanjing Research Institute for Agriculture Mechanization 
-        Q&A
15:30-15:50 Tea Break
15:50-16:30 Group Discussion
-        What are the four key priorities for promoting mechanization for Conservation Agriculture for your sub-region?
-        What are the four key areas for intervention (action points) to address these priorities?
16:30-17:30  Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ms. Li Yutong, ESCAP-CSAM
-        Based on the discussions at this workshop so far, how important is the role of mechanization for promoting conservation agriculture and strengthening smallholdersĄ¯ resilience in Asia and the Pacific?
-        What can we do to overcome the main challenges and upscale good practices and successful cases, particularly with reference to smallholdersĄ¯ needs?
-        What should be the role of different stakeholders, such as, governments, civil society, private sector and farmers?
-        What can be done at the regional or international level to promote conservation agriculture mechanization and strengthen smallholdersĄ¯ resilience in Asia and the Pacific?  
Panel List: 
Mr. Hafiz Muminjanov, FAO-SEC; Mr. Li Hongwen, CAU; Mr. Hoa Tran Quoc, CIRAD; Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Gill, SACAN; Mr. Saruth Chan, Cambodia; Ms. Ma. Estella A. Penunia, AFA 
17:30-18:00 Wrap up and Closure
-        Mr. Anshuman Varma, ESCAP-CSAM
-        Mr. Saruth Chan, GDA, MAFF, Cambodia 
20-Apr-18 Field Visit 
 
06:30-09:00 Travel from Phnom Penh to Bos Knor, Chankar Leu District, Kampong Cham Province
09:00-09:45 Visit the Conservation Agriculture Service Center (CASC) Office 
09:45-11:30 Visit Conservation Agriculture field site
11:30-12:20 Travel from Bos Knor, Chankar Leu District, Kampong Cham Province to Kampong Thmar District, Kampong Thom Province
12:20-13:30 Lunch Break 
13:30-16:30 Return to Phnom Penh
21-Apr-18 Departure from Phnom Penh

 

 

 

  

 

 

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