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Floods and Landslides in Mindanao (Effects of Southwest Monsoon, ITCZ, & INVEST 98W), Philippines on 05 – 15 July 2024

Update by Webadmin 2024-07-18 02:44:10

Heavy rain was detected in the Southwest Monsoon, Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), and Low-Pressure Area (INVEST 98W) from June 18 to July 2, 2024. The heavy rainfall affected the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the Zamboanga Peninsula in Region 9, and Davao in Region 11. Additionally, tension cracks and rain-induced landslides occurred in the province of Sultan Kudarat in Region 12.

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The Meeting for Discussion on the draft Joint Understanding of the 22nd AFSIS Focal Point Meeting for the Sustainability of AFSI

Update by Webadmin 2024-07-16 03:40:18

On 12 July 2024, the AFSIS Secretariat convened an online meeting to discuss the draft Joint Understanding of the 22nd AFSIS Focal Point Meeting, marking a significant step towards ensuring the sustainability of the Agricultural and Food Security Information System (AFSIS). Chaired by Datuk Azah Hanim Ahmad, Deputy Secretary General (Policy) Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Malaysia. The meeting gathered AFSIS Focal Points from ASEAN plus Three countries along with representatives from the ASEAN secretariat and AFSIS secretariat.

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ERIA team’s visit APTERR Secretariat and AFSIS Secretariat

Update by Webadmin 2024-07-03 04:24:41

On 28 June 2024, the AFSIS Secretariat was invited to join a significant meeting with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Secretariat. The meetings aimed to discuss potential collaboration for exploring the LRBFR and to learn from their experiences over more than 10 years of operating the regional emergency rice reserve and the food security-related information-sharing system. which collaborative by Representatives from the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) of Thailand also participated in the discussion.

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The 22nd AFSIS Focal Point Meeting

Update by Webadmin 2024-07-02 02:23:57

On 11-12 June 2024, the 22nd AFSIS Focal Point Meeting was conducted at Hybrid in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Malaysia, in collaboration with the AFSIS Secretariat. The meeting was chaired by Datuk Azah Hanim Ahmad, Deputy Secretary General (Policy), Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Malaysia.

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The 44th Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) 5-6 June 2024, Vang Vieng, Lao PDR

Update by Webadmin 2024-07-02 02:21:08

The 44th Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) convened on June 5-6, 2024 at the AMERI Hotel in Vang Vieng, Lao PDR.

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Kanlaon Volcanic Activity, Philippines on 08 June 2024

Update by Webadmin 2024-06-25 07:53:08

On the evening of June 3, 2024, at 6:51 PM, the Kanlaon Volcano experienced an explosive eruption at its summit crater and still exploded continually. As of June 7, 2024, the Department of Agriculture's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) reminds that Kanlaon Volcano remains at Alert Level 2.

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The Thirtieth Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS30)

Update by Webadmin 2024-06-04 08:13:47

On 19-24 May 2024, AFSIS Secretariat was invited to attend the Thirtieth Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS30) This meeting was honorably hosted by Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development and its National Statistics Office. The session was attended by 115 participants including 78 delegates from 31 APCAS member countries 4 non-member countries, and 37 observers from 6 organizations.

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The 12th Meeting of APTERR Council

Update by Webadmin 2024-04-29 09:32:47

On 24-25 April 2024, the 12th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Council was conducted physically at Beijing, People’s Republic of China

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The 2nd meeting regarding organizing the 22nd AFSIS Focal Point Meeting with Malaysia

Update by Webadmin 2024-04-30 03:50:03

On 18 April 2024, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries of Malaysia, the host country for the 22nd AFSIS Focal Point Meeting on 11-12 June 2024, and AFSIS Secretariat convened the meeting to discuss the organization of the 22nd AFSIS Focal Point Meeting in 2024. The objective of this meeting was to provide information on the steps needed to prepare for the upcoming AFSIS Focal Point Meeting.

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Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024

Update by Webadmin 2024-04-30 03:54:51

On 9-12 April 2024, The Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024 will be held in Manila, Philippines hosted by The Asian Development Bank (ADB), to discuss actions to ease a worsening food crisis in the region, and to improve long-term food security by strengthening food systems against the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss among stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.

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