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.
This meeting was attended by 92 participants from various organization and countries over the world, including 2 participants from AFSIS Secretariat led by Ms. Thanchanok Pongputhinan, Assistant AFSIS Manager along with Ms. Poufai Khukhuntin, Project Coordinator Staff.
The objective of the meeting is to share the existing knowledge on Food Loss and Waste (FLW) from the FLW draft Strategy and to learn other countries experiences and move steadily forward to FLW reduction.
The meeting discussed the overview of food losses and waste, Asia-Pacific Food Loss and Waste Reduction (FLW) Strategy on this matter, and also emphasized on the food loss and waste reduction during the climate change and the COVID-19 outbreak.
The meeting also highlighted the vision, goal, and objective toward this matter, as well as opened the enthusiastic discussion on the roadmap on reducing food losses and waste according to SDG 12.3
This noteworthy meeting was fruitful and accomplished its objective in discussing and empowering the Food Loss and Waste Reduction concepts to all participants.
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.