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.
The Center for Agricultural Statistics (CAS), Department of Planning and Finance (DoPF), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Lao PDR, together with AFSIS Secretariat, had conducted a Data Analysis Training in Lao PDR during 6-10 September 2021 as a part of project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region or SAS-PSA project.
On 1 September 2021, the Department of Planning and Statistics (DPS), Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), the Kingdom of Cambodia, together with AFSIS Secretariat had conducted the virtual meeting of the 1st meeting in Cambodia as a part of the Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) for the 3rd year project (2022). According to the Letter of Agreement (LoA) between AFSIS Secretariat and the DPS, MAFF of Cambodia, it was signed on 25 August 2021.
On 24 August 2021, the Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 20th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three (Special SOM-20th AMAF +3) was held virtually as a Video Conference and honorably hosted by Cambodia.
Center for Agricultural Statistics (CAS), Department of Planning and Finance (DoPF), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Lao PDR, had visited Khammouane province on 2 -16 August 2021 to conduct a pilot survey for the project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN region or SAS-PSA project.