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.
The objective of the activities are for a Japanese Expert and officials of the AFSIS Secretariat to study, discuss, and gain experience in livestock and fishery production data survey and farm management, which will be used for analysis and decision of the addition of commodity to the AFSIS database , ASEAN Agricultural Commodities Outlook (ACO) report and ASEAN Early Warning Information (EWI) report, which is one of the core activities under the technical support project from MAFF, Japan, entitled the Project of Strengthening ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Function for Emergency or SAFER project for 2022-2025.
During the meeting and site visit, AFSIS Secretariat was informed of the responsibility of the Agricultural Information Division, Data Collection, Process of Preparing Agricultural Information Data, Livestock and Fishery Production Data, and Suggestion. In addition, AFSIS Secretariat with the support of the OAE Region 5 also conducted a site visit on the information preparation of agricultural products such as Tilapia, Red tilapia, Laying hen, Broiler, Dairy cow, and Cattle in Nakhon Ratchasima province.
The work successfully ended with great collaboration from the officials of OAE Region 5 and farmers. The knowledge imparted from this meeting and site visit will be used as supportive information for the additional commodity in AFSIS database along with the discussion with AFSIS member countries in the Kick-off Meeting under the SAFER project in this April 2023.
The 21st AFSIS Focal Point Meeting was held on 17-18 May 2023 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. It was organized by the AFSIS Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR, the host country. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Thatsaka Saphangthong, Director General of the Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR.
The 11th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Council was conducted physically on 25-26 April 2023 at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, Republic of Korea, hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) of the Republic of Korea.
On 17 April 2023, Dr. Sumanya Ngandee, Deputy AFSIS Manager, attended the ASEAN Conference on Strengthening Food Security Integration in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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.
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