Regional Policymakers' Round Table on the Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery (ANTAM)

Date: 
18 Nov 2013
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

Agriculture remains a vital sector for jobs and livelihoods. Regional co-operation can help ensure that farmers have improved access to the machinery needed to increase production. Led by the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM), the Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery (ANTAM) is a new open regional network composed of national testing stations of agricultural machinery of participating countries, research institutes, associations of agricultural machinery manufacturers and farmers organizations across the Asia-Pacific region. This Round Table will solidify the commitment of participating member countries to the establishment of ANTAM. It will approve in principle the proposed Terms of Reference of the network, and launch the network officially.