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.
2 representatives from AFSIS Secretariat attended the meeting which were Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and Mr. Tanabodee Kheosipalard, Statistician.
The purposes of this webinar are to build the capacity of APEC members by sharing experiences, and best practices on promoting sustainable agriculture development in rural areas through the Principle of Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) which is a method of development based on moderation, prudence, and social immunity.
During session 2: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Indicator 2.4.1 Sustainable Agriculture, Dr. Waraporn Saelee had introduced the AFSIS Project and presented the “Project for supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA)” which was conducted in 3 target countries namely Thailand, Lao PDR, and Cambodia to exchange views and share experiences on sustainable agriculture development practices through the project implementations, the result of the pilot survey, and recommendations and limitations in each country.
The webinar went successfully with great collaboration from all participants.
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 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.