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.
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The Center for Agricultural Statistics (CAS), Department of Planning and Finance (DoPF), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Lao PDR, together with AFSIS Secretariat, had conducted a Data Analysis Training in Lao PDR during 6-10 September 2021 as a part of project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region or SAS-PSA project.
On 1 September 2021, the Department of Planning and Statistics (DPS), Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), the Kingdom of Cambodia, together with AFSIS Secretariat had conducted the virtual meeting of the 1st meeting in Cambodia as a part of the Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) for the 3rd year project (2022). According to the Letter of Agreement (LoA) between AFSIS Secretariat and the DPS, MAFF of Cambodia, it was signed on 25 August 2021.
On 24 August 2021, the Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 20th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three (Special SOM-20th AMAF +3) was held virtually as a Video Conference and honorably hosted by Cambodia.
Center for Agricultural Statistics (CAS), Department of Planning and Finance (DoPF), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Lao PDR, had visited Khammouane province on 2 -16 August 2021 to conduct a pilot survey for the project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN region or SAS-PSA project.