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 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.