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Training of Trainers of the Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery (ANTAM)
5th Meeting of the ANTAM Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

10-13 September 2019, Changsha, China



Tuesday, 10 September 2019



Practical training and field testing at Hunan agricultural machinery testing stations

Practical training and field testing at Hunan agricultural machinery testing stations





Wednesday, 11 September 2019



- Welcome remarks by host country representatives
- Welcome remarks by ESCAP-CSAM representative
Overview of the meeting by secretariat
Group photo and tea break


Presentation on quality manual purposes and functions
by Technical Reference Unit
First round of discussions on the draft quality manual text

Presentation on quality manual requirements, practices and examples
by Technical Reference Unit and selected national delegates
Second round of discussions on the draft quality manual text
Tea break
Finalization of quality manual draft and plenary round of discussion to identify common challenges for testing equipment/reports in future ANTAM accredited testing stations





Thursday, 12 September 2019

Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters [discussion on testing equipment]
Tea break
Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters [discussion on testing equipment and, if time allows, preliminary discussions on codes for 2020]

Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters [discussion on testing equipment and, if time allows, preliminary discussions on codes for 2020]


Tea break
Plenary presentation of the survey on national certification systems and process for the adoption of ANTAM certification; survey compilation
Presentation by the TWGs Chairs:
- Chair of the TWG on Power Tillers
- Chair of the TWG on Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters
- Chair of the TWG on Paddy Transplanters
- Q&A with TWGs members

Adoption/endorsement of quality manual and testing equipment list for ANTAM accredited testing stations
Closing remarks:
- Host country/ focal point representative
- ESCAP-CSAM representative





Friday, 13 September 2019
Departure of participants

 

 

  

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