On December 23, 2020, AFSIS Secretariat and Center for Agricultural Information (CAI), Agricultural Development Policy and Planning Division, Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand, had conducted Enumerator Training Workshop as a part of project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region or SAS-PSA project in Thailand.
In this regard, Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, Statistician, Senior Professional Level, Office of Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand, and Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, Japanese Expert, have performed as lecturers in this workshop. The objectives of the workshop are to make the same understanding in each question in the questionnaire applying the SDG indicator 2.4.1 method based on FAO Survey Module, increase the knowledge of the pilot survey questionnaire and develop capacity for the enumerators before collecting data from farm households.
Therefore, the enumerators are collecting the pilot survey in Chachoengsao from December 24, 2020, and it is expected to finish on January 23, 2021.
On 16 June 2021, The 41th Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) hosted by Brunei Darussalam was held as a Video Conference through Zoom platform due to COVID-19 pandemic. The 26 participants of the meeting included AFSRB Secretariat, AFSRB Member States namely; Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, ASEAN Secretariat, APTERR Secretariat, and AFSIS Secretariat had attended the meeting as well.
The ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) had attended the Multi-stakeholder virtual consultation on the FAO Regional Strategy on Food Loss and Waste Reduction in Asia and the Pacific conducted by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on 1-2 June 2021. There are 92 participants from various organization and countries over the world, with 2 participants from AFSIS Secretariat led by Ms. Thanchanok Pongputhinan, Assistant AFSIS Manager.
On 28 May 2021, the 9th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Council was held as a virtual conference through Cisco Webex Video Conference. The Meeting was organized by the APTERR Secretariat and hosted by the National Food Authority (NFA), Department of Agriculture, the Philippines. The meeting was attended by the representatives from the APTERR members and observers from other organizations such as ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Secretariat, ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB), and ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC).
On 13 May 2021, the first meeting of Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) for 2nd year project (2021), Lao PDR, had been hold virtually as the video conference. There are delegates from Center for Agricultural Statistics, Department of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao People Democratic Republic (CAS) along with AFSIS Secretariat.