In 2019, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched two free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) using CSPro Android and Survey Solutions. Given the successful conduct of the courses and increased demand from learners who could not participate in the first two rounds, ADB has decided to launch a third round of the two MOOCs. The courses are expected to be released on 15 March 2021 and will be offered free-of-charge. We encourage staff in your agency interested in enhancing their skills in CAPI to register online at https://forms.gle/
The course will introduce learners to two free CAPI platforms being used by official data collection agencies: (i) CSPro Android developed by the US Census Bureau and (ii) Survey Solutions designed by the World Bank. Through interactive modules, learners will not only pick up the basics of CAPI data collection, management, but will also be able to develop their own questionnaires and apply these skills to a wide variety of surveys. Students will be permitted to register for one of the two CAPI software platforms.
Brochure for more detailed information file here--> ADB-FAO RAP_CAPI Brochure
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.
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.
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.
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.