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.
During 14-17 February 2023, AFSIS Secretariat attended the meeting and site visit on the livestock and fishery production survey with the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) Region 5 in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand.
On 13 February 2023, AFSIS Secretariat held a meeting with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) under the Space Applications for Environment (SAFE) community with support from JAXA and MAFF of Japan in meeting room 1, Innovation building, Office of Agricultural Economics, Bangkok.
On 9 February 2023, the 2 representatives of the AFSIS Secretariat, Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and Mr. Tanabodee Kheosipalard, Statistician, were invited to be the distinguished guest for the Policy hand-in and Closing Ceremony in the Young ASEAN Leader Policy Initiative (YALPI) 2023 at Building 3, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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
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