The ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) in cooperation with the Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS) hosted the capacity building workshops on “Establishing National Agri-food Information System and its Utilization” and “Digital Agriculture Technology and Agriculture Statistics” between August 25 - 31, 2019 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The objective is toseek opportunity and direction of the National Agri-food Information System (NAIS) project as this project faced to its 2nd phase, as well as introduction of Korean successful case in ICT convergence in agricultural sector.
There are 20 participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, Vietnam, and AFSIS Secretariat. The delegates learned about the concept of a global picture of digital agriculture technologies (DATs), a Korean picture of DATs, the innovation of Korean smart farming, building a strong innovation ecosystem to support DATs, DATs for agricultural productivity and market linkages, farmer financial inclusion, data analytic and intelligence, and alternative energy for agriculture. They also shared and discussed on the current status of agriculture information and statistics data, the current status of NAIS project, and the improvement plan for NAIS project regarding the future direction for 3rd phase. Moreover, the participants had filed trip to visit Wanju Local Food Market and the Rural Development Administration (RDA) in Wansan-gu district, North Jeolla province.
For more material regarding this EPIS Workshop and others, please visit the link : http://www.aptfsis.org/knowledgebase/4
On 28 November 2019, the ASEAN Plus Three Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Secretariat organized a joint meeting on “Big Data Development”
Mr. Chantanon Wannakejohn, Deputy Secretary-General of the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), led the AFSIS Secretariat to meet with Mr. TANIWA Koji, Director of Statistical Planning Division, Department of Statistics, Mr. MIYAKODA Yukinobu, Deputy Director of Statistical Planning Division, and the Statistical Planning Division staff to discuss the operational guidelines of the AFSIS Secretariat during 23-25 September 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.
The ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, People’s Republic of China.
The 39th Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) was held on 15 - 16 August 2019 in the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok, Thailand