CSAM Successfully Conducted the 1st Training on ANTAM Testing Codes
CSAM Successfully Conducted the 1st Training on ANTAM Testing Codes Nanjing, 27 June, 2015
The Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) in collaboration with China Agricultural Machinery Testing Centre, Ministry of Agriculture of China (CAMTC/MOA) successfully delivered the 1st Training of Trainers Programme on ANTAM Test Codes in Nanjing, China from June 23 to June 27.
The training involved a total number of twenty engineers from testing centres and agricultural mechanization research institutes of 11 member States of ESCAP (Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam).
The training was conducted in two parallel sessions based on two sets of draft codes on power tillers and knapsack powered misters-cum-dusters recently developed by the Technical Working Group of ANTAM. The first set of ANTAM test codes will then be submitted to the 2nd Annual Meeting of ANTAM scheduled to take place in December in New Delhi, India, for review and adoption.
ANTAM, launched by CSAM in November 2013, is aimed to harmonize testing procedures and standards in the Asia-Pacific region to promote sustainable agricultural production.