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 attendant were SOM AMAF Leaders, SOM Leaders Plus Three Countries, ASEAN Secretariat, APTERR Secretariat and AFSIS Secretariat Representatives, Dr.Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, Ms.Thanchanok Pongputhinan, Statistician, Practitioner Level and Mr.Danudet Phuiponthan, Project coordinator.
Dr.Waraporn Saelee presented the outcomes of AFSIS implementation on 2019-2020, focusing on the food security information development, human resources development and statistical data development on 5 main agricultural commodities in ASEAN, as well as the future work plan for 2021 and implementation plan of Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture or SAS-PSA. She also highlighted the new AFSIS project namely Report and Disseminate the Information Regarding the Serious Disaster, in which Japan expected AFSIS to strengthen this project on rapid information dissemination when serious disaster occurs.
The Meeting noted that Japan’s commitment to continue support the activities of AFSIS.
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 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 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 on On 09 June 2020.