On May 6, 2021, Center for Agricultural Information (CAI), Agricultural Development Policy and Planning Division, Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand, had conducted a virtual workshop with AFSIS Secretariat regarding the Data Analysis Training Workshop as a part of project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region or SAS-PSA project in Thailand.
In this regard, Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, Japanese Expert, have performed as a lecturer in this workshop with the assistance of Ms.Worada Wongsud, the Japanese Secretary.
This workshop has an objective to make the CAI staff understand the different parts of a data calculation function and help increase knowledge and capacity building for the staff in order to analyze the data collected from the pilot survey in Chachoengsao province, Thailand. The workshop teaches how to use Microsoft Excel to calculate the data on SDG Sub-indicator 1-9 and 11, and how to create arguments to calculate data and cell references of statistical analysis using “R” program for SDG Sub-indicator 10.
Overall, the workshop training went successfully as it has received the great cooperation from both CAI staffs and AFSIS Secretariat.
On 19-20 September 2023, the AFSIS Secretariat attended the Satellite Applications for Societal Benefit Working Group (SAWG) which was a working group session of APRSAF-29 that was jointly organized by the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) of Indonesia, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The APRSAF-29 was held in Jakarta, Indonesia this year.
According to the ASEAN Disaster Monitoring and Response System (DMRS), the southwest monsoon brings heavy rainfall over Lao PDR causing flooding and landslide incidents since 4 August 2023. Regarding the water level across Lao PDR, a warning has been issued since 1 August regarding water levels across Lao PDR.
On 31 August 2023, the AFSIS Secretariat with the collaboration of the Regional Office of Agricultural Economics 7 at Nongmuang District in Lopburi province and Nakhon Sawan Field Crops Research Center attended the maize field trip in Nakhon Sawan provinces, Thailand.
On 29-30 August 2023, the AFSIS Secretariat with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan held the Regional Workshop on the Strengthening ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Function for Emergency (SAFER) at Novotel Sukhumvit 20 hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.