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.
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.