On 28 November 2019, the ASEAN Plus Three Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Secretariat organized a joint meeting on “Big Data Development” among the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) of Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), as well as the delegation from Talaad Thai, the largest wholesale market for agri-food in the ASEAN region. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs, Secretary General of OAE and participated by the APTERR Secretariat led by Mr. Chanpithya Shimphalee, General Manager, and representatives from OAE.
The main objective of the meeting was to share knowledge and experiences, exchange views and techniques on the big data development, along with the discussion, in order to not only improve the efficiency on agricultural data collecting in Thailand but also strengthen food security in the region.
For more material regarding this Meeting on Big Data Development and others, please visit the link : http://www.aptfsis.org/knowledgebase/7
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.
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