On the 21- 22 of February 2019, ASEAN Plus Three Food Security Information System (AFSIS) organized the 16th AFSIS Focal Point Meeting back to back with the 4th Regional Workshop on Improving Statistics Data on Food Processing and Distribution Related to Agricultural Crops in ASEAN Region (ISFAS) project at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The Opening Statement was delivered by Ms. Jariya Sutthichaiya, The Secretary-General, Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), Ministry of agriculture and cooperatives.
The main objectives of the AFSIS Focal Point Meeting are to inform the ASEAN Plus Three members the overall outcomes and achievements of AFSIS in 2018 and to discuss on future work plan and issues. Whilst the 4th Regional Workshop on the ISFAS project aims to inform the overview and result of the third year implementation in three pilot survey countries namely, Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand as well as to consider the next year work plan.
Furthermore, RESTEC attended the meeting in order to informed about Sakura project activities and also IFPRI representative from Indonesia presented the Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in The ASEAN Region Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns to all member countries.n
The Meeting was attended by the members of the AFSIS Focal Points and participants from the ASEAN Plus Three countries, except Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Brunei
Details of the Meeting and Workshop appear as in Summary Report
With big contribution of office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand, AFSIS Secretariat has reallocated the office to a new building with the spacious, proportional and good atmosphere to enhance and support AFSIS staff's working capability and creativity which will lead AFSIS Secretariat to achieve the goal to strengthen food security in the ASEAN plus three countries.
The early of August, the Tropical Strom Sinlaku caused heavy rains on a large scale, resulting in floods in Three countries namely Lao, Thailand and Vietnam. Is it affected the food security in the countries, how much effects of the storm to the countries and how the countries encounter with this disaster are including in detail.
The Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 19th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three (SSOM-19thAMAF+3) was held on 5 August 20202 via Video Conference. The host of the meeting was Brunei Darussalam, and it was organized by ASEAN Secretariat.
The 40th Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) hosted by Viet Nam was held as Video Conference due to Covid-19 pandemic on July, 23 2020.