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The ASEAN Plus Three Food Security Infomation System (AFSIS)

Due to the growing concern on food security in regional communities, the Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry of the ASEAN Member States plus People's Republic of China, Japan and Republic of Korea approved the AFSIS project during the meeting held in October 2002 in Lao PDR. Then, AFSIS was initially established as a project with financial support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan and a substantial contribution from the Office of Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen food security in the region through the systematic collection, analysis and dissemination of food security related information.

The 1st phase of AFSIS covered period of 5 years, from 2003 to 2007 and with the success and potential of the 1st phase, the implementation plan of the 2nd phase project was endorsed by the AMAF+3 Meeting in November 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand. The implementation plan of the 2nd Phase covered period of 5 years from 2008-2012 with financial support from MAFF of Japan.

With response to the increasing of undernourished people in the region and the impact of soaring food prices, the 12th AMAF+3 Meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 28 September 2012 unanimously agreed to endorse transformation of AFSIS from "Project" to "Permanent Mechanism" under AMAF+3 as the three-year establishment work plan during 2013-2015.

After the assessment of establishing AFSIS as a permanent mechanism, some related issues could not finalized; therefore, at the 38th SSOM AMAF Meeting and the 16th SSOM AMAF+3 Meeting, held on 14-16 August 2017 in Singapore, finally agreed that AFSIS to be maintained as "Project led by Thailand with support from Plus Three Countries". The 17th AMAF+3 Meeting, held on 25-29 September 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, noted that AFSIS will be continued as "Project led by Thailand with support from Plus Three Countries" since then.

Establish and Objective

Project Components

Project Components

To achieve the objective in strengthening regional food security, the implementation of AFSIS contains 2 main components, which are:

1. Human Resource Development

AFSIS aims to raise the capacity of Member States through a combination of activities i.e. trainings, workshops and national seminars. These activities were planned to provide related personnel in Member States with knowledge and skills in Statistics and the development of food security information system to ensure that they will be capable to implement AFSIS's activities competently and at the same standard.

2. Information Network Development

Under this component, the development of regional food security information network including the database were included in the plan so that concerned organizations in Member States can disseminate and acquire food security related data required for policy planning and implementation.


To fulfill those 2 components, AFSIS with support from Plus Three Countries has implemented such as workshop, training and reports as follows:

a) Workshops and Trainings such as Workshop on China-ASEAN Information Management and IT Application of Food Safety Production, SAKURA, Capacity Building Workshops on ASEAN+3 Rice Trade Forecast Model for ASEAN+3 officials

b) Reports such as ACO, EWI, RGO

c) Supporting Projects from MAFF of Japan such as ALIS, F-Model, ISFAS

d) Supporting Projects from Republic of Korea such as Real-Time AFSIS project, IT-based ASEAN+3 Food Security Cooperation and Support for Capacity Building

Expected Outputs

Expected Outputs

The outputs from the implementation of AFSIS can be expected as follows:

1. Member States will be capable of providing accurate, reliable and timely information required for the construction of regional food security information at the same standard.

2. AFSIS will be able to provide complete information needed for planning and implementation of food security policy in the region.

3. The development of early warning information and commodity outlook will facilitate the management of food security policies and programs. These activities will help to assess food security situations in the region and identify the areas where food insecurity is likely to occur as well as the degree of seriousness.

4. The responsible agencies to be better aware of the problem in food security, so that affected people will receive better responses and support to release their difficulties.

Project Administration

Project Administration

The Focal Point Meeting (FPM) which consists of representatives from Focal Point Agencies in every Member States in body responsible for managing and assisting in carrying out the activities of AFSIS. The annual FPM is the decision-making mechanism of the AFSIS to discuss, review and decide on the following matters:

1. Work plans of AFSIS

2. Implementation of AFSIS activities at the regional and national levels

3. Other important matters relevant to the implementation of AFSIS

In the 18th FPM, the meeting welcomed and initiative to conduct the FPM by annual rotation in an alphabetical order started from Brunei Darussalam in 2020.


Ms. Waraporn Saelee
AFSIS Manager
Mr.NIIMI tomohiro
Japanese Expert
Ms. Thanchanok Pongputhinan
Mr. Tanabodee Kheosipalard
Technical Staff
Ms. Thidarat Thammasorn
Technical Staff
Mr. Danudet Phuiponthan
Project cooperator
Ms. Malai Jaimun
Administrative and Finance Officer

Secretary to the Japanese Expert

AFSIS Focal Points Member

Brunei Darussalam Cambodia
Ms. Hajah Siti Raihani binti Haji Abdul Hamid Mr. Mak Mony
Head of Agrifood Industry Development Division Department of Agriculture and Agrifood Director, Department of Planning and Statistics, MAFF
Focal Points Member of Brunei Darussalam Focal Points Member of Cambodia
Indonesia Lao
Ms. Vivanh Souvannamethy
Director of Center for Agricultural Statistics Department of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry,
Focal Points Member of Indonesia Focal Points Member of Lao
Malaysia Myanmar
Ms Halmiza Binti Md Halil Mr. Than Htut
Head of Agrifood Industry Development Division Department of Agriculture and Agrifood Director of Statistics Division
Focal Points Member of Malaysia Focal Points Member of Myanmar
Philippines Singapore
Assistant National Statistician Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Assistant Director of Food Supply Resilience Division, Food Supply Strategies Department
Focal Points Member of Philippines Focal Points Member of Singapore
Thailand Vietnam
Mr. Vinit Atisook Mr. Nguyen Hoang Dan
Director Center for Agricultural Information Office of Agricultural Economics Deputy Director General Central for Informatics and Statistics Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Focal Points Member of Thailand Focal Points Member of Vietnam
Japan China
Mr. Hosaka Masahiro Mr. Nguyen Hoang Dan
Deputy Director, Statistics Planning Division, Statistics Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Director Modern Agriculture Information Services Lab, Agricultural Information Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Focal Points Member of Japan Focal Points Member of China
South Korea
Ms. Youngki Hwang
Director EPIS,International cooperation department,Seoul
Focal Points Member of South Korea

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