Security Information System

News and Events

Strengthening Food Security in Southeast Asia: Regional Cooperation, Market Development and Policy Reforms Webinar.

Update by Webadmin 2023-10-25 08:27:34

On 20 October 2023, the AFSIS Secretariat joined a webinar organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and APTERR Secretariat on the topic “Strengthening Food Security in Southeast Asia: Regional Cooperation, Market Development, and Policy Reforms”.

There were over 50 participants which were APTERR member countries and organizations. The representatives from the AFSIS Secretariat were Dr. Sumanya Ngandee, AFSIS Manager, Mr. Charapon Chantorn, Deputy AFSIS Manager, Mr. Yasuhiro Miyake, Japanese Expert, Ms. Worada Wongsud, Secretary to the Japanese Expert, Ms. Prodpran Lomthong and Ms. Chayanit Meelong, Project Coordinator attended the meeting.



The objective of the webinar was to strengthen food security in Southeast Asia by presenting an overview of the progress made by ASEAN in implementing an integrated food security framework over the past decade, providing insights into the regional cooperation framework for the emergency rice reserve system within ASEAN and its role in addressing food system challenges, and exploring opportunities for scaling up regional cooperation and market development among ASEAN countries, and developing an enabling domestic policy environment to strengthen food security.

The discussion was divided into three themes. 1) Developing Emergency Rice Reserve System: Lessons learned from ASEAN Regional Cooperation Framework 2) Fostering Rice Futures Market in Southeast Asia, and 3) Strengthening Food Security Policy: Country Case Study in Malaysia.



On this occasion, the AFSIS Secretariat had the opportunity to present in the first theme panel discussion by Dr. Sumanya Ngandee, introducing AFSIS’s background, activities, and ambition to become a sustainable mechanism in the near future to continuously enhance food security in the region by systematically collecting, analyzing, and disseminating food security-related information within member countries in the region and other organizations.



At the end of the webinar, delegates from relevant organizations also exchanged various perspectives on the earlier themes. For example, the World Food Programme focused on leveraging rice fortification throughout ASEAN and the progress that ASEAN has made to strengthen food security over the last decade in different dimensions.


Recent Article

The 12th Meeting of APTERR Council

On 24-25 April 2024, the 12th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Council was conducted physically at Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Read More >

The 2nd meeting regarding organizing the 22nd AFSIS Focal Point Meeting with Malaysia

On 18 April 2024, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries of Malaysia, the host country for the 22nd AFSIS Focal Point Meeting on 11-12 June 2024, and AFSIS Secretariat convened the meeting to discuss the organization of the 22nd AFSIS Focal Point Meeting in 2024. The objective of this meeting was to provide information on the steps needed to prepare for the upcoming AFSIS Focal Point Meeting.

Read More >

Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024

On 9-12 April 2024, The Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024 will be held in Manila, Philippines hosted by The Asian Development Bank (ADB), to discuss actions to ease a worsening food crisis in the region, and to improve long-term food security by strengthening food systems against the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss among stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.

Read More >

The Meeting between AFSIS Secretariat and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Ministry of Interior

On 2 April 2024, the AFSIS Secretariat had an opportunity to visit the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Ministry of Interior, Thailand. The primary focus of the meeting was to gather insights on several key aspects related to the emergency information-sharing mechanism of the DDPM.

Read More >

Visitor Info 244830 | Today 195 | Yesterday 264 | This week 1982 | This Month 5961 | Total 244830

Copyright 2017. ASEAN Plus Three
Food Security Information System Rights Reserved.