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.
The representatives from the AFSIS Secretariat, Dr.Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, Ms. Thanchanok Pongputhinan, Statistician, Practitioner level and Mr.Danudet Phuiponthan, Project coordinator have attended the conference at Ministry of Commerce.
Dr.Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager has presented AFSIS main activities, cooperative activities during 2019-2020 and the future work plan for 2020-2021. She also stated the strong will to develop the better of AFSIS Report and works. Moreover, AFSIS Secretariat has presented the newest project namely 'Report and Disseminate the Information Regarding the Serious Disaster' which will monitor the impact of serious disaster on food security of ASEAN or ASEAN+3 members.
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.