On 09 June 2020, The Negara Brunei Darussalam hosted the 18th AFSIS Focal Point Meeting, convened by the ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS). The Meeting was held as the first time as Online VDO Conference.
The main objectives of the AFSIS Focal Point Meeting are to inform the ASEAN Plus Three members the overall outcomes and achievements of AFSIS in 2019 and to discuss future work plan and issues. Whilst the APTERR had informed the meeting about its activities in 2019 and 2020 and analytic works related to AFSIS. RESTEC also attended the meeting in order to inform about Sakura project activities in 2019 and 2020.
Furthermore, MAFF Japan representative presented the meeting about the future collaboration between AFSIS and the actual work plan implemented in 2020 to 2022.The representative from EPIS of Republic of Korea presented the future collaboration between AFSIS and Republic of Korea in order to improve agricultural statistic in the region. In addition, the representative from People's Republic of China informed the meeting about the cooperation of People's Republic of China roject through AFSIS in 2019 and further collaboration in 2020.
The Meeting was attended by the members of the AFSIS Focal Points and participants from the ASEAN Plus Three countries, APTERR, and RESTEC.
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.