Deputy Secretary-General of OAE led the AFSIS team to discuss with MAFF of Japan, laying out the mutual guidelines for future collaboration.
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.
During the discussion, the Deputy Secretary-General stressed the importance and necessity of agricultural data collection, especially the information at the ASEAN regional level which will help strengthen ASEAN agricultural development and echoed that the AFSIS project is one of the mechanisms that will help to motivate the efficient management of agricultural products due to various technological advances including the expertise in the past. AFSIS Manager, Mr. Vinit Atisook summarize the operation progress including future work plans in the next phase and exchanged the views of implementing the AFSIS project with MAFF Japan.Currently, AFSIS Secretariat, with strong support from the Focal Points of AMSs could improve the systematic system in publishing the ACO and EWI Reports back on track and AFSIS is developing additional databases of knowledge from various training programs supported by the Plus Three countries to make AFSIS website more interesting. Furthermore, such information related to food security as soil database sets and disaster history may be raised to consult in the next Focal Point meeting to consider the possibility to share the data in AFSIS Website. In addition, the data collection problems of ACO and EWI reporting were discussed and sought the possibility to hold the discussion session during the new MAFF Project workshop.
The Negara Brunei Darussalam hosted the 18th AFSIS Focal Point Meeting, convened by the ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS). The Meeting was held as the first time as Online VDO Conference on On 09 June 2020.
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The 8th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Council was held by APTERR Secretariat on 17-19 February 2020 in Bagan, Myanmar.
The 28th Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS28) was held on 10-14 February 2020 in Bali, Indonesia.