The Web Meeting on the Development of Training Data for INAHOR Prototyping Project Activity
The Web meeting on the Development of Training Data for INAHOR Prototyping Project Activity, an activity under the “Promote Rice Planted Area Estimation Using Space-Based Technologies” under Asia Pacific Regional Space Forum (APRSAF) Space Applications for Environment (SAFE) initiative, was held on 15 December 2022 as a virtual meeting with 3 target countries, namely Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam.
There were 22 participants which were Mr. Kimura Shoji, a project conductor from SEAA Research LLC, Mr. Ikeda Ryuki from MAFF of Japan, the representatives of 3 target countries, Ms. Jutaporn Nontasiri, a senior Statistician Professional Levelfrom the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), Thailand, while the representatives of AFSIS Secretariat were Dr. Sumanya Ngandee, Deputy AFSIS Manager, Mr. Miyake Yasuhiro, AFSIS Japanese Expert, Ms. Worada Wongsud, Japanese Secretary, and Ms. Prodpran Lomthong, Project Coordinator, attended a meeting.
The objectives of this meeting were to explain a project details and to discuss with target countries regarding a training data development including a training data judgment meeting for INAHOR prototyping project which was planned to conduct in 2 provinces per country. The outcomes of this activity will further apply the pilot survey of agricultural land area estimation activity under the new technical support project funded by the MAFF of Japan entitled SAFER project.
During the meeting, Dr. Sumanya Ngandee was honored with opening, closing remarks and also led a discussion together with Mr. Kimura Shoji to ensure the mutual understanding of the project among all participants.
The meeting was successfully completed with great collaboration from all participants. The INAHOR activity will be started in February 2023.
According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) on 12 December 2022, heavy rainfall has caused floods across the southern Malay Peninsula (Malaysia) and northern Sumatra (Indonesia). In Malaysia, 2,550 people have been displaced to 29 evacuation centers across the states of Johor, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, and Terengganu
On 2 December 2022, AFSIS Secretariat led by Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and Mr. MIYAKE Yasuhiro, AFSIS Japanese Expert, had opportunities to respectively visit Mr. Chantanon Wannakejohn, Secretary General, Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), the host of AFSIS Secretariat office. In addition, Mr. MIYAKE Yasuhiro also had an opportunity to visit Mr. Vinit Atisook, Deputy Secretary General of OAE and Mr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn, General Manager of APTERR Secretariat as well.
On 21 November 2022 in Java province, Indonesia, an earthquake of 5.6 magnitudes at a shallow depth of 10 km hit the Cianjur region, triggering landslides and causing buildings to collapse, including schools where classes were underway. The epicenter of the earthquake was on land 10 km southwest of Cianjur Regency (West Java Province). Warnings for heavy rainfall with lighting and strong winds have been issued for 23-25 November over North Sumatra and South Kalimantan Province while light rain is expected across Cianjur Regency (West Java Province).
The Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS), funded and organized the Local Training on Establishing Real-Time AFSIS and Development of Human Resources 3rd Phase Project during 23-25 November 2022, in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Additionally, the training was provided by the EGIS consortium as the instructors.