On the 20 September 2021, the National Agri-food Information System (NAIS) project has been successfully published on the website of Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI). This project was the implementation by the ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) in cooperation with EPIS, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, South Korea to conduct an ICT-based agricultural data management system in 6 ASEAN member countries namely Indonesia, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
This program which implemented during 2014-2020 consists of the digitalization process as well as a human capacity building program. The project’s core objectives are to improve the information collection of the agricultural statistics to be more of the paperless work process as well as accumulate the data and develop human resources in order to enhance food security in the ASEAN region.
For more details, please kindly visit: https://oecd-opsi.org/innovations/asean-food-security-information-system-afsis-innovation-for-agricultural-data-management-utilization/
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