Side Event:
Empowering Smallholders through Agricultural Mechanization in the Digital Era
28 March 2019 (12.15 ¨C 13.30)
Public Foyer (Ground Floor), UNCC

Concept Note

List of Presentations

Time Agenda item
12.15-12.20 Moderator remarks and introduction of panelists, Ms. Li Yutong, Head, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (ESCAP-CSAM)
Improving productivity and resilience of smallholders through ICT-enabled sustainable agricultural mechanization
Mr. Santiago Santos Valle, Agricultural Engineer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Constraints and challenges in adopting new agricultural mechanization technologies by FarmersĄ¯ voice, Mst. Shazada Begum, Chairperson, Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development, Bangladesh

Enabling policy environment for rural revitalization through new agricultural mechanization technologies by Mr. Xu Zhengxing, Deputy Chief, Center of Agricultural Machinery Extension, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, China

Smart Agriculture in the world and its application to Asian smallholders by Mr. Yoshiyuki Kawase, Chief of International Relations, Institute of Agricultural Machinery, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (IAM/NARO), Japan

Field Innovation: How Smart Agriculture technology is improving smallholdersĄ¯ productivity and sustainability by Mr. Justin Gong, Vice-President, XAG Co. Ltd
13.10-13.20 Round of final remarks from panel: Role of multi-stakeholder partnerships and regional cooperation
13.20-13.30 Q&A
Summary by moderator, Ms. Li Yutong, Head, ESCAP-CSAM








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