The 8th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Council was held by APTERR Secretariat on 17-19 February 2020 in Bagan, Myanmar. The meeting was attended by the representatives from 10 ASEAN Member States, the representatives from plus three countries and observers from other organizations.
The representatives from the AFSIS Secretariat, Mr. Vinit Atisook and Ms. Thidarat Thammasorn attended the meeting on the realization of the work plan and budget plan for the fiscal year 2019, the work plan and Annual operational budget proposal for the fiscal year 2020 of the APTERR Secretariat and also joined the social programs and site visits at World Heritage Site in Bagan.
The meeting has approved the work plan and operational budget proposal for the fiscal year 2020 of the APTERR. The Secretary-General of the Office of Agricultural Economics has suggested that APTERR should consider increasing the reserved rice quantity in the form of contract to corresponding to the current world situation.
The meeting noted the impressive progress of the AFSIS’s works and appreciated the plan for considering to frequently provide more natural disaster-related information in the AFSIS reports to support the FEMI.
With big contribution of office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand, AFSIS Secretariat has reallocated the office to a new building with the spacious, proportional and good atmosphere to enhance and support AFSIS staff's working capability and creativity which will lead AFSIS Secretariat to achieve the goal to strengthen food security in the ASEAN plus three countries.
The early of August, the Tropical Strom Sinlaku caused heavy rains on a large scale, resulting in floods in Three countries namely Lao, Thailand and Vietnam. Is it affected the food security in the countries, how much effects of the storm to the countries and how the countries encounter with this disaster are including in detail.
The Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 19th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three (SSOM-19thAMAF+3) was held on 5 August 20202 via Video Conference. The host of the meeting was Brunei Darussalam, and it was organized by ASEAN Secretariat.
The 40th Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) hosted by Viet Nam was held as Video Conference due to Covid-19 pandemic on July, 23 2020.