On 27 October 2021, the Stakeholders Meeting was conducted out of the collaboration between AFSIS Secretariat and Department of Planning and Statistics (DPS), Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF),
the Kingdom of Cambodia as a Video Conference for Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture (SAS-PSA) in Cambodia.
Main objectives of the Stakeholders Meeting are to inform all the stakeholders in the MAFF of Cambodia regarding the core objectives, activities details, and the future work plan of the SAS-PSA project. This also includes discussing the on-going implementations of the SAS-PSA project in Cambodia and receiving any comments or suggestions from the stakeholders.
The opening speech was honorably given by Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager. Moreover, the meeting included the delegates from DPS, General Director of Agriculture (GDA) DALM, Crop department, Department of Industry Agriculture (DIA), Provincial Department Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (PDAFF), General Director of Animal Health Production (GDAHP), and AFSIS Secretariat.
In the meeting, the delegates were presented with the information on Agricultural Policy in Cambodia by Mr. Mak Mony, the Director of DPS, MAFF of Cambodia.Then, it followed by the background of the SAS-PSA Project, along with the brief methodology of SDG indicator 2.4.1 by Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, the Japanese Expert.
Next, the details of the SAS-PSA project’s implementation in Cambodia were presented by Mr. Stong Kia, the National Consultant of DPS, as well as inform the Meeting with conclusion as follows:
1) The SAS-PSA project in Cambodia will be starting from September 2021 – July 2022.
2) Household samples are 220 households from 3 districts in Battambang province which are Banan, Thma Koul, and Bavel.
3) The manual and questionnaires are now being translated into Khmer language.
The plenary discussion was held during the meeting before it ended with the closing remarks given by Mr. Mak Mony, the Director of DPS, MAFF of Cambodia.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the areas most affected by Typhoon Odette were Northeastern Mindanao, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Palawan. Officials in the provinces of Cebu, Guimaras and Bohol-municipality of Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, along with 12 cities and municipalities in Caraga region also declared a state of calamity. Moreover, the damaged area covers in the regions of Calabarzon, Bicol, Western Visayas, central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Soccsksargen, Davao, and Caraga. These include Mimaropa (Region 4B), Western Visayas (Region 6), Central Visayas (Region 7), Eastern Visayas (Region 8), Northern Mindanao (Region 10), Davao (Region 11), Caraga (Region 13), and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). In result, the storm destroyed various government facilities, flood control projects, roads, bridges and other infrastructures which amounted to PHP 225,170,000 as well as various agricultural products worth PHP 118,284,774.
On 21 December 2021, AFSIS Secretariat, together with the Center for Agricultural Statistic (CAS) Department of Planning and Finance (DOPF), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) of Lao PDR had jointly conducted the Wrap-up meeting as a part of Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture or the SAS-PSA project in Lao PDR. The meeting was held via an online platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Flooding and landslide in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia occurred on December 5th-6th, 2021. The affected areas that were damaged in West Lombok districts are Batu Layar sub-district (3 villages), Gunung Sari sub-district (11 villages), and Lingsar sub-district (1 village). Besides, the areas that were damaged in Bima City are Mpunda sub-district (2 villages), Raba sub-district (3 villages), Asakota sub-district (3 villages), and East Rasanae sub-district (1 village).
Mount Semeru in East Java province erupted on December 4th, 2021. The affected areas are located in 2 districts in East Java province namely, Lumajang and Malang. The areas that were damaged are located in 2 sub-districts in Lumajang, while 1 sub-district in Malang (Jabung sub-district) was only exposed to volcanic ash with no other damages. Moreover, quite severe damages had occurred in Pronojiwo sub-district (villages: Supiturang, Oro-Oro Ombo, Sumberurip) and Candipuro sub-district (villages: Sumberwuluh and Sumbermujur). These 2 sub-districts are in Lumajang district which is one of the rice-producers in East Java province, including the top 10 rice production centers of East Java.