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 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.