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In Country Wrap-up Meeting in Thailand as A Part of SAS-PSA Project

Update by Webadmin 2021-12-17 06:23:20

The ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Secretariat along with the Center for Agricultural Information (CAI), Agricultural Development Policy and Planning Division, Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand, had conducted an In Country Wrap-up Meeting as a part of project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN region or SAS-PSA project in Thailand on 17 August 2021 via Zoom application due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

In this regard, Mr. Pollachet Tracho, Deputy Secretary General, Office of Agriculture Economics (OAE) was an honorably chairman of the meeting. There were 47 participants which came from AFSIS Secretariat led by Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, along with CAI staff led by Mr. Vinit Atisook, the Director of Center for Agricultural Information, Office of Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, and other staff from the relevant departments under Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand.

The objective of the meeting is for the CAI to present to the Meeting the details and summary of the SAS-PSA project that had been conducted in Thailand. The details of the presentation included the action plan, the sampling design, the result from the pilot survey and the analysis outcomes of SDG indicator 2.4.1 in Chachoengsao province.

There were also the discussions regarding the limitations and challenges, suggestions for the field pilot survey, and the results of analysis of the SAS-PSA project. Moreover, the recommendations for conducting the country-level of SDG indicator 2.4.1 in the future were also being discussed during the meeting.

At the end of the meeting, AFSIS Manager had expressed the sincere appreciation and gratitude to CAI for the successful implementation of the SAS-PSA project in Thailand despite facing the COVID-19 circumstance. The Meeting agreed unquestioningly that as the main purpose of this pilot survey is to develop and enhance the capacity building in the region, it will be the great contributive foundation to implement the country-level of SDG indicator 2.4.1 in Thailand in the future.

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