On 7-8 April 2022, the Department of Planning and Statistics (DPS) of Cambodia's Ministry of Agricultural and Fishery and Forestry (MAFF), in collaboration with the AFSIS Secretariat, held a virtual conference on Data Analysis Training as part of the Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region project (SAS-PSA).
Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, the Japanese expert, has trained Mr. Stong Kia, the National Consultant of the SAS-PSA project in Cambodia, so that he could pass on his knowledge to other DPS staff in the soon future.
The objective of the Data Analysis Training is to enhance DPS staff's ability to evaluate data and gain a better grasp of the formula, themes, and sub-indicators of SDG indicator 2.4.1, which is used to compute the proportion of agricultural land under productive and sustainable agriculture of 220 samples in Battambang Province, Cambodia.
Mr. Stong Kia has learned how to calculate data using Microsoft Excel for SDG 2.4.1 Sub-indicator 1-9 and 11, as well as the "R" application for SDG 2.4.1 Sub-indicator 10.
The training ended with the great collaboration from both sides.
On 23-24 May 2022, AFSIS Secretariat was invited by the Secretary General of the Office of Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand as Chair of APEC Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS) to attend the APEC PPFS Webinar on “Sharing good practices on Sustainable Agricultural Development through the Principle of Sufficiency Economy Philosophy” at Pullman King Power Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
On 18 May 2022, AFSIS Secretariat had been invited to participate in the conference titled “Agricultural Database Development for Better Policy Making and Ensuring Food Security” as a joint event of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) and the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CLSS) via Zoom platform.
The 42nd Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) hosted by Cambodia was held as a Video Conference through Zoom platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic on 11 May 2022. There were 37 participants from AFSRB Secretariat, AFSRB Member States namely; Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, ASEAN Secretariat, APTERR Secretariat, OECD, and AFSIS Secretariat attended the meeting.
On the 21st April 2022, AFSIS Secretariat had attended the virtual preparatory meeting which was conducted by the Space Applications for Environment (SAFE) Executive Board coordinated by the Co-Chairs Dr. Shantanau Bhatawdekar from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Dr. Shin-ichi Sobue from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for the training program on "Satellite-derived Agrometeorological Data for AFSIS’s Rice Growing Outlook (RGO)”.