Regional Forum on Geospatial Information Application for Agricultural Monitoring in South-East Asia hosted by Yunan University was held in Kunming, China, Secord Segment (Technology, Institution and, Policy) on November 30 – December 1, 2023.
On this occasion, Ms. Tiziana Bonapace Director, of Information and Communication Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (ESCAP) and Mr. Zhuang Yan, Chinese Academy of Science (tbt) delivered the opening remarks to all participants. The workshop was attended by representativesof the ASEAN member countries the Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO), the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (AIRCAS), Group on Earth Observations Global Agriculture Monitoring (GEOGLAM), the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), and the ASEAN Research and Training Center for Space Technology and Applications (ARTSA), as well as the AFSIS Secretariat.
On 30th November, the session of High-Level Panel discussion on potential adoption and replication in South-East Asian Countries, Dr. Sumanya Ngandee, AFSIS Manager, shared the experience of AFSIS (ASEN Food Security Information), our project that corroborates with plus 3 counties, and the new framework that we provide AFSIS to become the international organization and national cooperation agency in the future to the participants.
At the meeting on 1st December, the presentation session was about the case studies and discussion led by representatives of ASEN member countries and the Crop Bio Project Meeting in the afternoon. This session provided a ton of knowledge that will be useful in the future.
In addition, this meeting went well and received the attention of the participants. This is in line with AFSIS's ambition to demonstrate the importance of the project and the importance of food security information.
On 20 – 21 February 2024, AFSIS Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia conducted the Workshop for promote rice planted area and production estimation using space-based technologies in Cambodia at Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
On 21 February 2024, AFSIS Secretariat attended the online Kick-off Meeting and Project Steering Committee which was conducted in collaboration of the Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS), the Center for Agricultural Data and Information System (CADIS) from the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Indonesia and EGIS Korea company limited (EGIS) under the Establishing Real-Time ASEAN Food Security Information System(AFSIS) and Development of Human Resources 3rd Phase – Pilot Project on strategic crop forecasting system for food security in Indonesia.
On February 2, 2024, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines felt the impact of the Northeast Monsoon and the Trough of the Low-Pressure Area (LPA), as disclosed by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The persistent trough of the Low-Pressure Area led to moderate to heavy rainfall, resulting in flooding and landslides across multiple areas in the region.
On 25 January 2024, AFSIS Secretariat held the 1st Special Directors General Meeting of ASEAN+3 for the AFSIS New Framework via Online Conference in Bangkok Thailand, with the cooperation from the representatives of ASEAN+3 to share their opinions and guidance on the proceeds for preparing for AFSIS New Framework