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 hosted the fifteenth workshops on “China-ASEAN Information Management and IT Application of Food Safety Production” during 2-4 September 2019 in Beijing, P.R. China. The objective is to promote the communication of agriculture information system construction in ASEAN, and enhance the ability of agricultural statistics application of officers working on food security.
The workshop hosted 10 participants from almost all ASEAN Member States, namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, including AFSIS. The delegates learned about the Industrial Technology of Rice-based Integrated Farming (RIF), Big Data and Agricultural Monitoring and Early Warning, the Development of Eco-agriculture and Evaluation Criteria of Eco-farm in China, Organic Agricultural Production and Trade in China, New Situation and Requirements of Agricultural Products, Quality and safety in China, and the Modern Agricultural Information Servicein China and also visited the Key Laboratory of Digital Agricultural Early-warning Technology and System, Agriculture Information Institute, CAAS. Furthermore, the participants had opportunities to share and discuss on the practices, experience and development of agriculture and agricultural production information management.
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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).