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.
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).
National agricultural policies are based on statistical data, and the areas under rice cultivation are the most important. A project under the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) / Space Applications For Environment (SAFE) Initiative aimed to develop an evidence-based method for this verification (a “Validation Framework”) to improve their statistical accuracy using satellite-derived rice cultivated area.
AFSIS Secretariat had an opportunity to consult with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAORAP) regarding a project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) related to SDG indicator 2.4.1.