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Task Group 5 (TG5) – Asia RiCE (Agriculture and Food Security) Online Meeting

Update by Webadmin 2022-09-12 10:44:06

Task Group 5 (TG5) – Asia RiCE (Agriculture and Food Security) Meeting which was a sectoral meeting under the 15th Asia-Oceania GEO (AOGEO) Symposium was held as an online meeting on 12 September 2022.

There were 19 participants from GEOGLAM, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Geo-Informatics and Space Tech Development Agency (GISTDA) Thailand, Asia Disaster Prediction Center (ADPC) Thailand, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Philippines, University of Tokyo, Japan, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC), The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Japan, and AFSIS Secretariat which the representatives were Dr.Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager and Ms. Prodpran Lomthong, Project Coordinator staff had attended the meeting.

The TG5 meeting in AOGEO was organized annually with the objective to discuss the way forward to make full use of earth observation technologies (such as satellites) for agricultural production, particularly rice in the Asia-Pacific region, and a better outlook for regional food security and climate resilience.

During the meeting, Dr. Waraporn Saelee had the honor to present AFSIS project and the implementations in Rice Growing Outlook (RGO) activity which AFSIS has supported as an information hub to Asia-RiCE on GEOGLAM. Furthermore, Dr. Waraporn also shared the recommendation to keep continuous dialog with space community and related agencies for the use of satellite-derived agricultural information through human resource development activities.

The meeting ended successfully with great collaboration from all participants. The output in TG5 will be reflected to GEOGLAM for the G20 action plan and works in international and regional organizations.



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