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Brazil, Bulgary, Russia join the ENTAM

18/06/2008 - After the ENTAM 15th Annual meeting new Members join the network. The ENTAM 15th Annual meeting in Tanikon was attended by a delegation of some of the candidates members wich are now admitted as "observer members".


The Bulgarian delegation was composed of Svetlozar Mitev, Vasilev Tsvetomir and Andrei Andreev. The presentation of the Bulgarian testing station AFMSPTC (Agricultural Forest Machinery and Spare Parts Test Centre) of Rouse was held by Mr Andreev on behalf of Prof. Mitev, director of the Centre. To know more about the activities, the competences and an outline of the tests carried out by the Bulgarian testing station AFMSPTC, please download the related ppt file (6.3 Mb).

The CENTER (Spanish center for irrigation) was presented by Mrs Cristina Madurga del Cura, members of the Spanish delegation were also Félix Santero De la Fuente and Alejandro Sánchez de Ribera González. For more details regarding the activity of the CENTER, please download the related pdf file (3.6 Mb).

An official request of the Russian Testing Center (All Russian Research Institute for Mechanization in Agriculture - VIM in Moscow), to officially join the ENTAM was presented during the meeting.

The presentation of the Brazilian testing centre (Automation and Engineering Centre), in São Paulo, Jundiaí was held by Mr Liberatori. Mr Liberatori also presented the request of the Brazilian Testing Centre to join the ENTAM network. For more details regarding the Brazilian Automation and Engineering Centre in São Paulo, please download the related ppt file (5.4 Mb)

The ENTAM members voted unanimously for the admission of the new members as "Observer Members", according to the ENTAM agreement, section 29, "Organisations of other countries even non European may join ENTAM only with an Observer status with the purpose to use the results of tests carried out or recognised by an ENTAM Full Member". The "Observer Members" status will be maintained until the new agreement is approved.

The EMA (Estación de Mecánica Agrícola) and the CENTER will be considered as one member of the ENTAM, since the CENTER is financed and under the control of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture as well as the EMA. The request of the CENTER is to join the ENTAM network settling a team of competence on irrigation with CEMAGREF.


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