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Deep Dive Session 8.1: Sustainable Mechanization-based Solutions for Climate Smart Agriculture – Showcasing the experience of the Philippines, Pakistan, and Nepal

09:00 am - 10:30 am
Auditorium 4: Special Topic

This session will discuss the potential benefits of mechanization for climate-smart and competitive agriculture through showcasing the activities of three countries– the Philippines, Pakistan, and Nepal and sharing lessons learned from their experience of technical collaboration with the UNESCAP’s Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) and its Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery (ANTAM). Join via Zoom

Moderator: 

  • Noriko Sato, Senior Natural Resources Specialist, ADB 

Speakers:

  • Marco Silvestri, Deputy Head a.i., Center for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Rossana Marie C. Amongo, Vice Chancellor, University of the Philippines (UP)
  • Arthur Fajardo, Director, Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center, University of the Philippines   
  • Shreemat Shrestha, Chair of the Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery (ANTAM) and Director, National Agricultural Engineering Research Centre (NAERC), Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)
  • Amina Bajwa, Food Security Specialist, Member, Planning Commission, Pakistan 
  • Babur Wasim Arif, Natural Resources and Agriculture Economist, ADB (Staff Consultant) 

Panelists:

  • Asad Ali Zafar, Senior Project Officer (Water Resources), ADB 
  • Anjum Munir, Chairman, Agricultural Engineering & Technologies, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan
  • Abdul Ghafoor, Assistant Professor, Department of Farm Machinery and Power, UAF, Pakistan 

Speakers

Abdul Ghafoor

Assistant Professor, Department of Farm Machinery and Power

University of Agriculture (Faisalabad-Pakistan)

Amina Bajwa

Economist & Food Security Specialist

Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan

Anjum Munir

Chairman, Agricultural Engineering & Technologies

University of Agriculture (Faisalabad-Pakistan)

Arthur Fajardo

Director, Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center

University of the Philippines

Asad Ali Zafar

Senior Project Officer (Water Resources), Pakistan Residence Mission

Asian Developmet Bank

Babur Wasim Arif

Staff Consultant

Asian Development Bank

Marco Silvestri

Deputy Head, Center for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Noriko Sato

Senior Natural Resources Specialist

Asian Development Bank

Rossana Marie Amongo

Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development

University of the Philippines

Shreemat Shrestha

Chair of the Asian and Pacific Network for Testing of Agricultural Machinery and Director, National Agricultural Engineering Research Centre

Nepal Agricultural Research Council