On 11 November 2021, AFSIS Secretariat and Department of Planning and Statistics (DPS), Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), the Kingdom of Cambodia had hold an online Enumerator Training as a part of project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA project) in Cambodia.
The main objectives of the Enumerator Training aim to develop capacity, strengthen knowledge and experience of the DPS officials as well as enumerators on the SDG indicator 2.4.1. in data collection, to train DPS officials to get familiar with these elements: 1) the overview of Enumerator Manual 2) structure of questionnaire related to the SDG indicator 2.4.1 designed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 3) list of themes and sub-indicators 4) specifications 5) survey preparation
On this enumerator training, Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, the Japanese Expert had trained Mr. Stong Kia, the National Consultant of Cambodia along with DPS officials regarding the details of SDG indicator 2.4.1 questionnaire and data collection process. This training was to ensure that all enumerators have a clear understanding on questions, response code, and including survey protocols which are based on the FAO Survey module.
Later in this month during 25-27 November 2021, the DPS officials will perform as lecturers and train the enumerators in Khmer language.
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