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The 19th Focal Point Meeting

Update by Webadmin 2021-07-29 08:49:04

The 19th Focal Point Meeting of ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) was virtually held on 22-23 June 2021 via Zoom platform due to the situation of COVID-19. It was organized by the AFSIS Secretariat and hosted by Department of International Cooperation and department of Planning and Statistics, Cambodia.

The number of distinguished representatives from the relevant agencies including ASEAN Plus Three members, Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC), and ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR)Secretariat had attended the meeting.

This momentous of the 19th AFSIS Focal Point Meeting is a great chance to share, discuss, and extend the knowledge and innovation on agricultural statistics, challenges of food security in the region, and sustainable development goals. The main objectives of this certain meeting are to inform the ASEAN Plus Three Countries about the outcomes and achievements of AFSIS in 2020, to consider 2021 work plan, and related issues.

The Meeting was presented with the update on AFSIS implementation in 2020, the update of projects under the relevant organizations which collaborate with AFSIS, as well as the future work plan in 2021 for AFSIS Project. Also, the highlight of the meeting was the introduction to the new Japan funded AFSIS project for 2022-2024 namely “Strengthening AFSIS Function for Emergency (SAFE) Project”.

Furthermore, there was also an open session for the ASEAN Plus Three member to discuss and share their opinions regarding of the Future of AFSIS project after 2024.

Before the conference was successfully ended, the Meeting expressed the appreciation toward the roles of the AFSIS Secretariat in strengthening food security and vowed to continually cooperate and support the projects under AFSIS implementation.

For the next meeting, the 20th Focal Point Meeting of AFSIS, it will be hosted by Indonesia on 29-30 March 2022 in Jakarta.

 

 

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