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
On 23-24 May 2022, AFSIS Secretariat was invited by the Secretary General of the Office of Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand as Chair of APEC Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS) to attend the APEC PPFS Webinar on “Sharing good practices on Sustainable Agricultural Development through the Principle of Sufficiency Economy Philosophy” at Pullman King Power Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
On 18 May 2022, AFSIS Secretariat had been invited to participate in the conference titled “Agricultural Database Development for Better Policy Making and Ensuring Food Security” as a joint event of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) and the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CLSS) via Zoom platform.
The 42nd Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) hosted by Cambodia was held as a Video Conference through Zoom platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic on 11 May 2022. There were 37 participants from AFSRB Secretariat, AFSRB Member States namely; Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, ASEAN Secretariat, APTERR Secretariat, OECD, and AFSIS Secretariat attended the meeting.
On the 21st April 2022, AFSIS Secretariat had attended the virtual preparatory meeting which was conducted by the Space Applications for Environment (SAFE) Executive Board coordinated by the Co-Chairs Dr. Shantanau Bhatawdekar from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Dr. Shin-ichi Sobue from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for the training program on "Satellite-derived Agrometeorological Data for AFSIS’s Rice Growing Outlook (RGO)”.