The ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) in cooperation with the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC), the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), hosted the training course in SAKURA Exchange Program in Science (Sakura Science Plan) during 22-31 October 2019 in Tokyo and Saitama. The objective is to obtain the knowledge and skills in the Remote Sensing (RS) application of agriculture including crop production and distribution, statistic, irrigation, policy planning and smart agriculture.
The training course hosted 10 participants from ASEAN Member have Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore and Philippines. The participants learned about the remote sensing technologies in smart agriculture, using satellite in survey and collect data in real time in predicting analytics and use data in observation on natural disaster andmeteorology, how to use satellite data to analytics in Geographic Information System. And the participants had the facilities tour to learn about the their culture at Kawagoe, policy management such as irrigation management at Irrigation facilities (Yoshimi, Saitama), Earth observation center at Hatoyama Earth Observation Center, recycle process at Advanced recycle plant, Ishizaka Sangyo Co., Ltd. And learn how to analytics the satellite image at Interferometry of Synthetic Aperture Rader (SAR) (@TDU). The participants receive many valuable knowledge and experience and also shared the knowledge from their own country about their agricultural and agriculture management.
For more material regarding this training and others, please visit the link : http://www.aptfsis.org/knowledgebase/6
Regarding the situation report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), from 22-26 September 2022, Tropical Strom NORU (local name: Karding) formed over the western Philippines Sea and intensified into a Super Typhoon (STY) Category after a period of explosive intensification moving westward. The center of the eye of STY NORU was estimated at 230 km East of Infanta, Quezon with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 230 km/h, and a central pressure of 925 Hecto Pascal (hPa).
On 21 September 2022, Mr. Kimura Keitaro, Director, and Mr. Hosaka Masahiro, Deputy Director of Statistics Planning Division, Statistics Department from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan visited AFSIS Secretariat office.
On 19-20 September 2022, AFSIS Secretariat with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan held the Regional Workshop on the Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) at Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok, Thailand.
On 13 September 2022, Ms. Chenyang Zhang, a representative of the Odyssey Technical Company Limited from Hong Kong visited the AFSIS Secretariat office.