On 13 September 2022, Ms. Chenyang Zhang, a representative of the Odyssey Technical Company Limited from Hong Kong visited the AFSIS Secretariat office.
The Odyssey Technical Company Limited is a multimedia platform company in Hong Kong that focuses on issues regarding sustainable development, South-South cooperation, and agricultural development.
The purpose of this visit was to conduct the interview with Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager.
During the interview, Dr. Waraporn presented the introduction of AFSIS project including the implementation of AFSIS in 2 main components which are Food security Information Development (FSID) and Human Resource Development (HRD). The HRD aims to raise the capacity of member states to provide related personnel in the member states with knowledge and skills, so they can apply them to their work. While FSID is for disseminating food security-related data that is used for the policy planning and activities in member countries to assess food security situations in the region and identify the areas where food insecurity is likely to occur so they can tackle and support release those difficulties.
The interview is planned to be published on the YouTube channel and on Chinese social media as this interview will be a part of their plan to promote sustainable development concepts through different projects and China's foreign aid to agriculture.
On 2 December 2022, AFSIS Secretariat led by Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and Mr. MIYAKE Yasuhiro, AFSIS Japanese Expert, had opportunities to respectively visit Mr. Chantanon Wannakejohn, Secretary General, Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), the host of AFSIS Secretariat office. In addition, Mr. MIYAKE Yasuhiro also had an opportunity to visit Mr. Vinit Atisook, Deputy Secretary General of OAE and Mr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn, General Manager of APTERR Secretariat as well.
On 21 November 2022 in Java province, Indonesia, an earthquake of 5.6 magnitudes at a shallow depth of 10 km hit the Cianjur region, triggering landslides and causing buildings to collapse, including schools where classes were underway. The epicenter of the earthquake was on land 10 km southwest of Cianjur Regency (West Java Province). Warnings for heavy rainfall with lighting and strong winds have been issued for 23-25 November over North Sumatra and South Kalimantan Province while light rain is expected across Cianjur Regency (West Java Province).
The Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS), funded and organized the Local Training on Establishing Real-Time AFSIS and Development of Human Resources 3rd Phase Project during 23-25 November 2022, in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Additionally, the training was provided by the EGIS consortium as the instructors.
On 15 November 2022, AFSIS Secretariat attended the Satellite Applications for Societal Benefit Working Group (SAWG) virtually which was the working group session of APRSAF-28 that was held physically in Hanoi, Vietnam during 15-18 November 2022.