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.
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.