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.
Ms. Thanchanok Pongputhinan, Assistant AFSIS Manager, and Ms. Thidarat Thammasorn, Technical Staff, are the representatives of AFSIS Secretariat to attend the online workshop. In this regard, Ms. Thanchanok Pongputhinan presented the progress of AFSIS in 2019-2020, direction of unified and developed master form for food security data collection from EPIS and AFSIS future work plan, and the representatives of 6 countries also presented the country report, the establishment of NAIS and challenges in the country and future work plan of NAIS next phase.
The workshop highlighted the information of Remote Sensing Technology in agriculture, production and utilization cases of agricultural forecasting Information, current status of NAIS from 6 countries, collecting and utilization of agriculture statistic, Korean soil information system, technology for spatial information, precision and ICT agriculture using drones and so on.
In this training, EPIS also included workshop on action plan for 3rd phrase Real-time AFSIS from 6 ASEAN member countries, and with the respectful and trustworthy from EPIS, Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, was invited to be one of the honor evaluators of evaluation committee for action plans from 6 countries.
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).