The Indonesian Government hosted the 28th Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS28), convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Bali, Indonesia from 10 to 14 February 2020. The session was attended by 100 participants including 53 delegates from 24 APCAS member countries and observers from 6 countries and 9organizations.
The representatives from the AFSIS Secretariat, Dr. Waraporn Saelee (Ph.D.) and Mr. Tanabodee Kheosipalard, attended the session to observe situations of the development of agricultural statistics in FAO member countries of the Asia and Pacific region and to be informed about FAO activities during the preceding biennium, particularly in Asia and the Pacific region.
The prominent themes on APCAS28 were Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicators and the SDG Global Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, developing an Integrated System of Agricultural Statistics, use of technology and importance of partnerships in agriculture statistics, and subsector statistics related to fisheries and livestock.
The 1st meeting of Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) had been hold on 23 November 2020 to consult the action plan and progress of SAS-PSA project in Thailand.
Molave, the 9th typhoon in Vietnam in 2020, is one of the two strongest typhoons in Vietnam during the last 20 years. The typhoon Molave caused heavy rain, unprecedented prolonged inundation and severe landslides. This mainly affected provinces in Central Vietnam such as Phú Yên, Quảng Nam, Quảng Ngãi, Thừa Thiên - Huế, Đà Nẵng. The expected damages are substantial with 40 people dead, 43 people missing and 140 people injured and a number of residential areas were isolated by flood and landslides.
Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS), South Korea, hosted Online Webinar as an Invitational Workshop in 2020 on Establishing National Agri-food Information System and its Utilization during 16-18 November 2020 with the participants from 6 countries, namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, and Vietnam, and AFSIS Secretariat.
The AFSIS Secretariat led by Dr.Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and Mr.NIIMI Tomohiro, AFSIS Japanese Expert, had opportunities to respectively visit Mr.Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr.Chantanon Wannakejohn, Secretary General of Office of Agricultural Economics and Mr.Pollachet Tracho, Duputy Secretary General of Office of Agricultural Economics.