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.
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.
Task Group 5 (TG5) – Asia RiCE (Agriculture and Food Security) Meeting which was a sectoral meeting under the 15th Asia-Oceania GEO (AOGEO) Symposium was held as an online meeting on 12 September 2022.