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The OECD-ASEAN Workshop on Food Security

Update by Webadmin 2023-02-08 01:37:46

On 2 February 2023, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat conducted the virtual workshop entitled “OECD-ASEAN Workshop on Food Security: Sharing Evidence and Policy Experiences” which is a part of a wider project between OECD and ASEAN.

The objective of the workshop was to discuss priorities and key challenges related to food security in the ASEAN region; encourage cooperation in data collection, policy analysis, and reporting activities done and planned for the ASEAN region; and develop a network that can sustain a long-term policy dialogue between the OECD and the ASEAN region.

At this event, the 2 representatives of AFSIS member countries, Mr. Roby Darmawan,Director of the Center for Agricultural Data and Information System, Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia, and Ms. Tapee Vatcharangkool, Expert on Agricultural Economic Policy, Office of Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand, attended as the speakers in session 1: Trade and domestic policy monitoring, and session 2: Agricultural markets and outlook, respectively. In addition, 3 representatives of the AFSIS Secretariat which were Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, Dr. Sumanya Ngandee, Deputy AFSIS Manager, and Ms. Prodpran Lomthong, Project Coordinator also attended the workshop.

The event integrated the discussions of agriculture, fisheries, and food trade policies, including the session that invited all participants to shareopinions and experienceson these issues with regard to food security in their countries.

The workshop ended successfully with the accomplished objective of sharing the information to strengthen the food security information in ASEAN and developing the network between OECD and ASEAN region to further collaboration in the future.








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