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Beijing (ESCAP news) – A series of events supported by the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) enhanced regional trade and investment of agricultural machinery, promoted youth innovation in sustainable agricultural mechanization through university students and advanced poverty alleviation in the region. The events were held in conjunction with the China International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition (CIAME) in Qingdao, China from 29 October to 2 November. They comprised of the 5th Training and Study Tour for Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors of the Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations in Asia andRead More →

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The 4th ReCAMA Training and Study Tour for Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors for promoting sustainable trade and investment was successfully convoked on 16-28 October 2018 in China. The Training and Study Tour was co-organized by the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization of ESCAP and the Centre of International Cooperation Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China (CICOS) with support of China Agricultural Machinery Distribution Association (CAMDA), China Agricultural Mechanization Association (CAMA), and China Association of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers (CAAMM). The Training and Study Tour targeted 36 participants from 12 countries, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey, SriRead More →

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Bangkok, Thailand (ESCAP news) – Scaling-up sustainable mechanization technologies in Asia and the Pacific requires active participation from the private sector as well as cooperatives, according to regional and international agricultural experts at the 4th Member Meeting of the Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations in Asia and the Pacific (ReCAMA) today.   Organized by the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering and the German Agricultural Society, the meeting brought together policymakers, academics and researchers, private sector and industry association representatives toRead More →

Policy Priorities for Promoting Custom Hiring of Agricultural Machinery     Strategic Plan for Agricultural Engineering in Cambodia 2016-2020:Towards Modernization and Commercialization of Cambodian Agriculture by Dr. Chan Saruth, Director; Department of Agricultural Engineering (DAEng), General Directorate of Agriculture, of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Royal Government of Cambodia     Policy Brief: Promoting Custom Hiring of Agricultural Machines for Climate Resilient Agriculture in Myanmar’s Dry Zone This fact sheet was produced jointly by CSAM and CAPSA     Case Study: Policies, Institutions and Processes to Support Agricultural Mechanization Development in Myanmar’s Dry Zone Developed as part of the project –Read More →