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.
On February 19, 2021,heavy rains in Indonesia caused the breaking of embankments and the overflowing of some rivers, which led to inundation and flooding in Central Jakarta, west Jakarta, East Jakarta, South Jakarta, Bekasi City, Bekasi Regency, Depok City, Bogor Regency, Tangerang Regency, South Tangerang City, Tangerang City, Bogor City, and Karawang Regency. 5 people dead, 46,772 families or 176,157 people were affected by the flood and 7,040 families or 31,396 people have been evacuated.
Mr. Pollachet Tracho, Deputy Secretary General, Office of Agriculture Economics (OAE), and AFSIS Secretariat led by Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, Japanese Expert, had traveled to Chachoengsao province, Thailand, on 15-17 March 2021 to observe enumerators on conducting pilot survey in the project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN region or SAS-PSA project in Thailand.
The ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) in cooperation with theRemote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) organized the Japan Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science or “Sakura Science Program 2021”. The program objective is to improve human capacity, especially for young generation officers who will play a critical role in the field of science and technology in the future, for agriculture knowledge and its utilization through Japanese science and technology.
The 3rd iteration of the CAPI online training courses will now be conducted jointly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations-Regional Office For Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP).