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.
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.