The 6th Annual Meeting of the Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery (ANTAM)
The Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery (ANTAM) is an initiative led by the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) of ESCAP that aims to harmonize testing standards for agricultural machinery in the Asia-Pacific region. The ANTAM Standard Codes promote the use of safe, efficient and environmentally sound agricultural machinery in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The upcoming 6th Annual Meeting of ANTAM will be organized by CSAM in collaboration with the Association of Testing of Agriculture Machinery and Technology, and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
The 6th Annual Meeting of ANTAM is expected to review and adopt the first version of the ANTAM Quality Manual, as well as the work report for 2019 and the work plan for 2020, and updated versions of the equipment list for the ANTAM Codes for Power Tillers, Misters-Cum-Dusters and Paddy Transplanters. In addition, participating members will discuss and make decisions on matters pertinent to the operations and development of the Network, specifically regarding the adoption at the national level of the ANTAM certification, accreditation of testing stations, and appointment of National Designated Authorities.