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4th Regional Forum on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization in Asia and the Pacific
23-25 November 2016, Bao Son Hotel, Hanoi

22-Nov Arrival in Hanoi
23-Nov Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
09:00-09:40 Opening Ceremony

 
Moderator: 
-  Ms. Tam Dinh, Vice Director General, Vietnam Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology
Welcome Address:  
-   Representative of Dr. Le Quoc Doanh, Vice Minister, Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
 
Welcome Remark by Dr. Pham Anh Tuan, Director General, Vietnam Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology (VIAEP) 
 
 
 Opening Address by Dr. Katinka Weinberger, Chief, Environment and Development Policy Section, Environment and Development Division; Officer-in Charge, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
 
Opening Remark by Ms. Li Yutong, Incoming Head, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
 
09:40-10:00 Tea Break & Group Photo
10:00-11:30   
Keynote Speeches
 
Moderator: Dr. Katinka Weinberger  
 
Adapting Agricultural Systems in a Changing Climate: Climate-Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization Strategy C Ms. Mayling Flores Rojas, Agricultural Systems Mechanization Officer, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
 
A Road to Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization C the Experiences of Conservation Agriculture in China C Prof. Li Hongwen, Head, Conservation Tillage Research Centre, Ministry of Agriculture of China; Professional, China Agricultural University
 
Mechanization and Postharvest Management for Sustainable Rice Production C Dr. Hung Van Nguyen, Research Scientist, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) 
 
Collection and Uses of Rice Straw in the Mekong River Delta C Vietnam - Dr. Pham Van Tan, Deputy Director, The Sub-Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Postharvest Technology (SIAEP) of Vietnam
 
11:30-12:10 Panel Discussion - How can mechanization contribute better to climate-smart agriculture?
 
Moderator:  Dr. Katinka Weinberger & Ms. Li Yutong
 
Panelists: Ms. Mayling Flores Rojas; Prof. Li Hongwen; Dr. Hung Van Nguyen; Dr. Pham Van Tan
 
 What evidence do we have that agricultural mechanization contributes towards climate-smart agriculture? 
 
 What are some of the important challenges that need to be addressed to ensure that agricultural mechanization can play a larger role towards climate-smart agriculture?
 
 How can these challenges be overcome and what should be the role of governments, private sector and farmers? 
 
 How can climate-smart agricultural mechanization better respond to the needs and demands of marginal and resource-poor farmers who make up the bulk of the farming community in the Asia-Pacific region?
 
12:10-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:10  
Country Presentation - Representatives of member countries briefing the efforts of respective countries to achieve climate-smart agriculture and the proven practices and machinery
 
Moderator: Ms. Li Yutong 
 
Conservation Agriculture: A Climate-Smart Agricultural Technology for Sustainable Crop Production in Bangladesh -  Dr. Sultan Ahmmed, Director Member (NRM), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC)
 
Biochar Production Technology in Cambodia and its Application on Agricultural Crops C Dr. Saruth Chan, Director, Agricultural Engineering Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia
 
Agricultural Mechanization and Development of Sustainable Agriculture in China C Mr. Wang Guozhan, Division Chief, Department of Agricultural Mechanization, Ministry of Agriculture of China
 
15:10-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-16:40  
The Path and Cases on China¨s Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization C Prof. Yang Minli, Director, China Research Centre for Agricultural Mechanization Development; Professor, China Agricultural University 
 
Leading the Way for Climate-Smart Agriculture through Machinery and Practices in Indonesia - Dr. 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
 
Climate-Smart Agriculture and Mechanization in India - Mr. Krishna Kumar Singh, Director, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering (CIAE), Indian Council of Agricultural Research 
 
16:40-17:00 Wrap up of the 1st Day Session
 
-          Dr. Katinka Weinberger, Chief, Environment and Development Policy Section, Environment and Development Division; Officer-in Charge, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
 
18:00-20:00 Dinner
24-Nov Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
   
  Country Presentation (Continued)
   
  Moderator: Ms. Li Yutong  
   
  Significance of Climate-Smart Agriculture and Mechanization to Fiji - Mr. Ratu Penaia Vosawai, Senior Research Officer, Ministry of Agriculture of Fiji Islands
09:00-10:40  
  Lao Farmer's Experience on Resilience Agriculture by Introducing Rice Direct Seeding and Mechanization - Mr. Phatnakhone Khanthamixay, Head, Planning and Cooperation Division, Department of Agricultural Extension and Cooperatives, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR
   
  Current State Research & Development on Rice Mechanization in Achieving Climate Smart Agriculture - Dr. Mohd Syaifudin Abdul Rahman, Deputy Director, Engineering Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research & Development Institute (MARDI)
   
10:40-11:00 Tea Break
   
  Climate-Smart Agriculture and Mechanization in Nepal - Mr. Madhusudan Singh Basnyat, Officiating Program Director, Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture Development of Nepal
   
  Climate-Smart Agriculture and Mechanization in Pakistan - Dr. Tanveer Ahmad, Director/Principal Engineer, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Institute, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council 
   
11:00-12:10 Agricultural Mechanization Technologies for Sustainable Philippine Agriculture and Fishery Production Systems - Dr. Rossana Marie C. Amongo, Director, Institute of Agricultural Engineering (IAE), College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology (CEAT), University of the Philippines Los Baños
   
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break
   
  Moderator: Ms. Tam Dinh
   
  Current Status of Agricultural Engineering Research and Climate-smart Agricultural Policy in Korea - Dr. Sung Je Hoon, Team leader, Rural Development Administration, National Institute of Agricultural Science of the Republic of Korea
   
14:00-15:10 Climate-Smart Agriculture and Mechanization in Russia - Mr. Nikolai Vasilev, Engineer, FSBI North-West State Zonal Test Machines Station of Russia
   
  Sustainable Small Scale Agricultural Mechanization in Tropical Countries - Mr. B.M.C.P Balasooriya, Deputy Director, Farm Mechanization Research Centre, Department of Agriculture of Sir Lanka
   
15:10-15:30 Tea Break
   
  Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization in Thailand - Ms. Dares Kittiyopas and Mr. Viboon Thepent
Ms. Dares Kittiyopas, Director, Information and Communication Technology Center, Department of Agricultural Extension, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Bangkok

Mr. Viboon Thepent, Senior Agricultural Engineering Specialist, Postharvest Engineering Research Group, Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Pathumthani
    
  Results of Research Design, Manufacture and Testing of Maize Seeding Machine Following Minimum Tillage Method Suitable in Climate Change Regions C Mr. Tran Duc Tuan, Deputy Director, Research Centre for Agricultural Machinery and Aero-Hydaraulic, Vietnam Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology
15:30-16:20  
16:20-17:00 Wrap up and Closure
 
-          Ms. Li Yutong, Incoming Head, Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
 
-          Discussion on Follow-up Actions
 
-          Ms. Tam Dinh, Vice Director General, Vietnam Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology
 
25-Nov     Field Visit
09:00-18:00  
  
  Vietnam Engine and Agricultural Machinery Corporation
  - Tractors and Agricultural Machinery Company
  Vietnam Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology
   

 

 

  

 

 

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