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.
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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).