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3rd Meeting of the Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery (ANTAM) Technical Working Groups TWGs

24-27 May 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tuesday, 23 May

Arrival of participants

Wednesday, 24 May

7:30

-   Meeting in the lobby of Ascott, the Residence for transportation to meeting venue

09:00 - 09:45

 

Self-introduction by Participants
- Welcome remarks by Mr. Sheikh Md. Nazimuddin- Project Director
   Farm Mechanization Project, Department of Agricultural Extension, Bangladesh
- Opening remarks by Mr.Anshuman Varma, Programme Officer, CSAM
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Presentation on the work of ANTAM by Ms. Camilla Stelitano, Programme Specialist, CSAM
- Remarks by Dr. Muhammod Jalaluddin- Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
- Remarks by Mr. Mohammad Nazmul Islam, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh

09:45 -10:00

Group photo and tea break

10:00C 10:30

- The Importance of Standards in Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization by Dr. Joseph Mpagalile, Agro Food Industries Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

-   ENAMA/ENTAM Presentation by Dr. Luigi Pari, Agricultural Engineer, Italian Agency for Agricultural Mechanization/ European Network for testing of Agricultural Machinery (ENAMA/ ENTAM)

10:30 - 12:00

-          Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council

13:00 - 15:10

-          Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters

15:00 - 15:15

Tea break

15:15 - 17:30

-          Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters

Welcome dinner after a Cultural Program at Ascott, the Palace, Grand Ballroom

Thursday, 25 May

09:00 - 10:30

-          Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters

10:30 - 10:45

Tea break

10:45 - 12:00

-          Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch at the hotel Ascott, the Residence

13:00 - 15:30

-          Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters

15:30 - 15:45

Tea break

15:45 - 17:30

-          Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters

19:00- 21:00

Dinner after a Cultural Program at Ascott, the Palace, Grand Ballroom

Friday, 26 May

09:00 - 10:30

-          Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters

10:30 - 10:45

Tea break

10:45 - 12:00

-          Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters

12:00 - 13:00

Lunchat the hotel Ascott, the Residence

13:00 - 15:45

-          Parallel meetings of the TWGs on Power Tillers, Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters

15:45 - 16:00

Tea break

16:00 - 17:30

Discussion on the ANTAM Test Reports
Presentation by the TWGs Chairs:

- Dr. Md. Israil Hossain, Chair of the TWG on Power Tillers
- Ms. Ayesha Herath, Chair of the TWG on Powered Knapsack Misters-Cum-Dusters
- Mr. AnuradhaWijethunga, Chair of the TWG on Paddy Transplanters

Distribution of Certificates for TWGs Members
Closing remarks:
- Dr. WaisKabir, Executive Director, Krishi Gobeshona Foundation, BARC Complex, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Former Focal Point &Representative to CSAM Governing Council
- Mr. Anshuman Varma, Programme Officer, CSAM

Saturday, 27 May

7:30

-          Meeting in the lobby of hotel Ascott, the Residence

7:30 C 13:00

-          Field trip to Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (Gazipur)

 

 

 

  

 

 

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