The Department of Planning and Statistics (DPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Cambodia, together with AFSIS Secretariat, had conducted the Training Workshop on Data Tabulate analyze results on 29-30 June 2022 and the Wrap-up meeting on 1 July 2022 as the parts of the project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
16 DPS officials had participated in the Training Workshop on Data Tabulate analyze results, and 7 participants from DPS had attended the Wrap-up meeting of SAS-PSA project.
At the opening session, Mr. Mak Mony, the Director of DPS had delivered the welcome remarks, followed by the notable remarks from Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and the distinguished remarks by Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, the Japanese Expert.
The main purpose of the Training Workshop was to improve the capacity development of DPS officials in analyzing the data and understand the formula, themes, and sub-indicator of SDG indicator 2.4.1 for calculating the proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture by using Microsoft Excel on SDG Sub-indicator 1-9 and 11, as well as using “R” program for SDG Sub-indicator 10.
During the training, Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, the Japanese Expert, and Mr. Stong Kia, the National Consultant of Cambodia were the lead lecturers. In each session, the method of calculation of each sub-indicator was discussed among the participants for their better understanding so they can practice and apply the knowledge to further implementation of SDG indicator 2.4.1 effectively.
Whilst the main purpose of the Wrap-up meeting was for DPS officials to report to the Meeting regarding the detail and summary of the SAS-PSA project in Cambodia, including the action plan, the sampling design, the result from the pilot survey, and the analysis outcomes of SDG indicator 2.4.1 in Battambang province. Moreover, the challenges and suggestions for the SAS-PAS project were discussed.
Lastly, Mr. Mak Mony was honored to give some comments on the improvement of the project which will be essential information for the implementation of the national survey of SDG indicator 2.4.1 in Cambodia in the future.
The meeting went successfully with great cooperation from both DPS officials and AFSIS Secretariat.
The next event of the SAS-PSA project will be the Regional Workshop which will be held on 19-20 September 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand.
On 19-20 September 2023, the AFSIS Secretariat attended the Satellite Applications for Societal Benefit Working Group (SAWG) which was a working group session of APRSAF-29 that was jointly organized by the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) of Indonesia, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The APRSAF-29 was held in Jakarta, Indonesia this year.
According to the ASEAN Disaster Monitoring and Response System (DMRS), the southwest monsoon brings heavy rainfall over Lao PDR causing flooding and landslide incidents since 4 August 2023. Regarding the water level across Lao PDR, a warning has been issued since 1 August regarding water levels across Lao PDR.
On 31 August 2023, the AFSIS Secretariat with the collaboration of the Regional Office of Agricultural Economics 7 at Nongmuang District in Lopburi province and Nakhon Sawan Field Crops Research Center attended the maize field trip in Nakhon Sawan provinces, Thailand.
On 29-30 August 2023, the AFSIS Secretariat with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan held the Regional Workshop on the Strengthening ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Function for Emergency (SAFER) at Novotel Sukhumvit 20 hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.