On 22-25 November 2021, AFSIS Secretariat was invited by the Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to attend the Twenty-ninth Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS29). This virtual meeting was honorably hosted by the National Statistics Office of Mongolia.
3 representatives from AFSIS Secretariat had attended the meeting as observers which were Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, Dr. Sumanya Ngandee, deputy AFSIS Manager, and Mr. Tanabodee Kheosipalard, Statistician.
The core purposes of the meeting are to bring together senior statistics officials from FAO member countries of the Asia and Pacific region that responsible for the development of agricultural statistics in their countries, review the developments in their agricultural statistics systems, as well as exchange ideas with experts from FAO and other organizations on the current status of food and agricultural statistics in the region.
In this APCAS29, the main discussed topics focused on the impact of COVID-19 on statistical operations, challenges and development for SDG indicators, use of earth observation data, and the 50x2030 initiative.
The next meeting of APCAS30 will be honorably hosted by the government of Nepal.
Some photos are from http://apcas29.com
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