On 26 November 2021, AFSIS Secretariat had the opportunity to attended the virtual Final Workshop under the ASEAN-Japan Project (JAIF Project): Science Based Information Sharing Derived from Earth Observation Satellites for Agriculture Management in the ASEAN Region conducted by the Japan Space Forum (JSF).
The representatives from AFSIS Secretariat includes Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, Ms. Poufai Khukhuntin, Project Coordinator, and Ms. Ploypailin Na Nakorn, Technical Staff.
The objectives of this Final Workshop were to report achievement of this project and share knowledge obtained through the training programs, to report achievement and outcome from this capacity building project, to report the latest application activities by using satellite data from proponents (LAPAN and ICALRD/MOA) and technical partner (JAXA), and to raise awareness among main stakeholders about the project, practical usage of space based agromet information and identify areas of possible engagement with other stakeholders such as non‐government organizations.
During the session, the notable presentation was given by Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, under the topic “Toward practical usage of space based agromet information” as well as expressed the sincere appreciation to JSF for their contributions.
This meeting marks the successful outcomes of the JAIF Project as well as being a great chance to exchange and discuss the view on this matter.
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