On 19 August 2022, AFSIS Secretariat attended the online kick-off meeting which was conducted by the Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS) and the Project Management Consulting (PMC) from the Global Civic Sharing (GCS) and EGIS Korea company limited (EGIS) for the preparation of the related activities and workshop under the 3rd phase of Project for Establishing Real-Time ASEAN Food Security Information System and Developing Human Resources in Lao PDR.
The 3 representatives of the AFSIS Secretariat included Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, Dr. Sumanya Ngandee, Deputy AFSIS Manager, and Ms. Prodpran Lomthong, Project Coordinator. In addition, the representative of EPIS was led by Ms. Juhwa Sun, while the representatives of GCS and EGIS were led by Mr. Kang Seok Chan and Dr. Choi Jooyong respectively.
The objective of this meeting was to share, discuss and decide the concrete action for successful collaboration in the 3rd phase of the Real-Time AFSIS project in Lao PDR which AFSIS Secretariat will participate in the Outcome report of the previous Real-Time AFSIS project in 6 target countries namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, and Vietnam. The Outcome report will be published on AFSIS website to promote and assist in the development of the method of the project of Food Security Forecasting Model (FSFM) for the ASEAN region in the future.
The meeting ended with all the details being effectively discussed and agreed upon mutually by all parties involved.
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.