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.
The Center for Agricultural Statistics (CAS), Department of Planning and Finance (DoPF), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Lao PDR, together with AFSIS Secretariat, had conducted a Data Analysis Training in Lao PDR during 6-10 September 2021 as a part of project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region or SAS-PSA project.
On 1 September 2021, the Department of Planning and Statistics (DPS), Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), the Kingdom of Cambodia, together with AFSIS Secretariat had conducted the virtual meeting of the 1st meeting in Cambodia as a part of the Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) for the 3rd year project (2022). According to the Letter of Agreement (LoA) between AFSIS Secretariat and the DPS, MAFF of Cambodia, it was signed on 25 August 2021.
On 24 August 2021, the Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 20th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three (Special SOM-20th AMAF +3) was held virtually as a Video Conference and honorably hosted by Cambodia.
Center for Agricultural Statistics (CAS), Department of Planning and Finance (DoPF), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Lao PDR, had visited Khammouane province on 2 -16 August 2021 to conduct a pilot survey for the project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN region or SAS-PSA project.