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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 →

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Wuhan, China, 27 October 2017. The 3rd Training and Study Tour for Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors and the 3rd Member Meeting of the Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations (ReCAMA) has ended with a vibrant closing ceremony in Wuhan, China. ReCAMA is an initiative led by the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to promote sustainable agricultural mechanization in Asia and the Pacific by strengthening capacities and networking amongst national agricultural machinery associations. The 3rd ReCAMA Training and Study Tour was co-organized by CSAM and the Centre of International Cooperation ServiceRead More →

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On 17th March 2017, in Bangkok, a Panel Discussion on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization was organized by the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) in collaboration with the German Agricultural Society (DLG) during the AGRITECHNICA ASIA Exhibition. The findings of a Research Paper on Trade and Investment Policies of Agricultural Machinery in Selected Countries developed under CSAM’s initiative titled Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations (ReCAMA) was also presented. During the Panel Discussion, country representatives shared some common challenges in the Asia-Pacific region in developing sustainable agricultural mechanization including those related to a high proportion of farmers being smallholders, scarcity of agricultural labour in many areas,Read More →

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The ReCAMA Training and Study Tour for Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors was successfully conducted on 16-29 October 2016 in China focusing on conservation agriculture and transplanting. The Training and Study Tour was co-organized between the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization of ESCAP and the Centre of International Cooperation Service of the Ministry of Agriculture of China with the 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 included classroom lectures, group discussions, a visit to machinery manufacturers including Henan Haofeng Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd, Changzhou Dongfeng AgriculturalRead More →