The Department of Planning and Statistics (DPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Cambodia, together with AFSIS Secretariat, had conducted the Training Workshop on Data Tabulate analyze results on 29-30 June 2022 and the Wrap-up meeting on 1 July 2022 as the parts of the project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
16 DPS officials had participated in the Training Workshop on Data Tabulate analyze results, and 7 participants from DPS had attended the Wrap-up meeting of SAS-PSA project.
At the opening session, Mr. Mak Mony, the Director of DPS had delivered the welcome remarks, followed by the notable remarks from Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and the distinguished remarks by Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, the Japanese Expert.
The main purpose of the Training Workshop was to improve the capacity development of DPS officials in analyzing the data and understand the formula, themes, and sub-indicator of SDG indicator 2.4.1 for calculating the proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture by using Microsoft Excel on SDG Sub-indicator 1-9 and 11, as well as using “R” program for SDG Sub-indicator 10.
During the training, Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, the Japanese Expert, and Mr. Stong Kia, the National Consultant of Cambodia were the lead lecturers. In each session, the method of calculation of each sub-indicator was discussed among the participants for their better understanding so they can practice and apply the knowledge to further implementation of SDG indicator 2.4.1 effectively.
Whilst the main purpose of the Wrap-up meeting was for DPS officials to report to the Meeting regarding the detail and summary of the SAS-PSA project in Cambodia, including the action plan, the sampling design, the result from the pilot survey, and the analysis outcomes of SDG indicator 2.4.1 in Battambang province. Moreover, the challenges and suggestions for the SAS-PAS project were discussed.
Lastly, Mr. Mak Mony was honored to give some comments on the improvement of the project which will be essential information for the implementation of the national survey of SDG indicator 2.4.1 in Cambodia in the future.
The meeting went successfully with great cooperation from both DPS officials and AFSIS Secretariat.
The next event of the SAS-PSA project will be the Regional Workshop which will be held on 19-20 September 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Regarding the situation report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), from 22-26 September 2022, Tropical Strom NORU (local name: Karding) formed over the western Philippines Sea and intensified into a Super Typhoon (STY) Category after a period of explosive intensification moving westward. The center of the eye of STY NORU was estimated at 230 km East of Infanta, Quezon with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 230 km/h, and a central pressure of 925 Hecto Pascal (hPa).
On 21 September 2022, Mr. Kimura Keitaro, Director, and Mr. Hosaka Masahiro, Deputy Director of Statistics Planning Division, Statistics Department from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan visited AFSIS Secretariat office.
On 19-20 September 2022, AFSIS Secretariat with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan held the Regional Workshop on the Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) at Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok, Thailand.
On 13 September 2022, Ms. Chenyang Zhang, a representative of the Odyssey Technical Company Limited from Hong Kong visited the AFSIS Secretariat office.