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 thePermanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CLSS) via Zoom platform.
The representatives from the AFSIS Secretariat were Dr.Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, Mr. Tanabodee Kheosipalard, Statistician, and Ms. Prodpran Lomthong, Project Coordinator staff, had attended this meeting.
The main objective of the workshop was for representatives of agricultural statistics department from IOFS/CILSS common member states to enhance the capacity of the IOFS Food Balance Database and develop the member states’ agricultural database platform.
During the meeting, AFSIS Secretariat, as the specialized institute of ASEAN Food Security Information, was honored to deliver the presentation at Session 2: Some Experiences on Agricultural Database Systems from IOFS Partners.
Dr. Waraporn Saelee had introduced AFSIS to the Meeting, and also shared experiences on Agricultural Database Development through the recent AFSIS implementations including the core reports (ACO, EWI, and RGO) and Website and Statistic Database, the cooperative activities with other related agencies, along with the future work plan.
At the end of the conference, the Meeting expressed a great appreciation for the valuable information and experience from AFSIS Secretariat.
Another conference from IOFS will be conducted in Maldives on "National Food security Information System" during 28-29 June 2022.
The 20th Focal Point Meeting of ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) was held on 8-9 June 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia as the first time for AFSIS Focal Point Meeting to hold a hybrid meeting. It was organized by the AFSIS Secretariat and hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Indonesia.
On 1 June 2022, AFSIS Secretariat held the meeting with Stantec under the “Technical Assistance to the EU-ASEAN Green Initiative” at meeting room 1, Innovation building, Office of Agriculural Economics, Bangkok.
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.
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.