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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On February 19, 2021,heavy rains in Indonesia caused the breaking of embankments and the overflowing of some rivers, which led to inundation and flooding in Central Jakarta, west Jakarta, East Jakarta, South Jakarta, Bekasi City, Bekasi Regency, Depok City, Bogor Regency, Tangerang Regency, South Tangerang City, Tangerang City, Bogor City, and Karawang Regency. 5 people dead, 46,772 families or 176,157 people were affected by the flood and 7,040 families or 31,396 people have been evacuated.
Mr. Pollachet Tracho, Deputy Secretary General, Office of Agriculture Economics (OAE), and AFSIS Secretariat led by Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, Japanese Expert, had traveled to Chachoengsao province, Thailand, on 15-17 March 2021 to observe enumerators on conducting pilot survey in the project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN region or SAS-PSA project in Thailand.
The ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) in cooperation with theRemote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) organized the Japan Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science or “Sakura Science Program 2021”. The program objective is to improve human capacity, especially for young generation officers who will play a critical role in the field of science and technology in the future, for agriculture knowledge and its utilization through Japanese science and technology.
The 3rd iteration of the CAPI online training courses will now be conducted jointly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations-Regional Office For Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP).