On 13 May 2021, the 1st 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.
This meeting aims to discuss the action plan which will be implemented in Lao PDR and seek for a mutual understanding on the plan details.
During the meeting, CAS has proposed Khammouane province to be the target province for the pilot survey and the number of observations will be at least 200 farmers.
Additionally, CAS together with AFSIS Secretariat are planning to sign the Letter of Agreement (LoA) on 25 May 2021.
Regarding the situation report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), from 22-26 September 2022, Tropical Strom NORU (local name: Karding) formed over the western Philippines Sea and intensified into a Super Typhoon (STY) Category after a period of explosive intensification moving westward. The center of the eye of STY NORU was estimated at 230 km East of Infanta, Quezon with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 230 km/h, and a central pressure of 925 Hecto Pascal (hPa).
On 21 September 2022, Mr. Kimura Keitaro, Director, and Mr. Hosaka Masahiro, Deputy Director of Statistics Planning Division, Statistics Department from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan visited AFSIS Secretariat office.
On 19-20 September 2022, AFSIS Secretariat with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan held the Regional Workshop on the Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) at Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok, Thailand.
On 13 September 2022, Ms. Chenyang Zhang, a representative of the Odyssey Technical Company Limited from Hong Kong visited the AFSIS Secretariat office.