The Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations (ReCAMA) was established by the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in 2014. ReCAMA aims to promote sustainable agricultural mechanization in Asia and the Pacific through strengthening the capacity of national agricultural machinery associations, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and information, and enhancing collaboration and closer business connections among national associations and their members. ReCAMA is an important initiative for scaling-up the availability, adoption and sustainable use of agricultural machinery at the regional level through a demand-driven model closely involving the private sector.
To facilitate information sharing and regional trade among the members, a ReCAMA Regional Directory of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors was compiled and published in June 2021. Due to the positive feedback received for the 2021 Regional Directory, as well as the urgency in addressing the issue of straw burning and improving agricultural ecosystems, this ReCAMA Regional Sub-Directory of Conservation Agriculture and Straw Management Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers was prepared following the decision of the ReCAMA Member Meeting in 2022.
This Regional Sub-directory is a compilation of information collected by the Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer Associations of Bangladesh (AMMAB); the China Agricultural Machinery Distribution Association (CAMDA); the India Agricultural Machinery Manufactures' Association (AMMA); and the Turkish Association of Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Manufacturers.
The team at CSAM working on the consolidation of the information included Yuee Feng, Zishuai Yu, and Yidan Xu. Special thanks go to Zishuai Yu for his work on the layout and design.