On 23-24 May 2022, AFSIS Secretariat was invited by the Secretary General of the Office of Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand as Chair of APEC Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS) to attend the APEC PPFS Webinar on “Sharing good practices on Sustainable Agricultural Development through the Principle of Sufficiency Economy Philosophy” at Pullman King Power Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
2 representatives from AFSIS Secretariat attended the meeting which were Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and Mr. Tanabodee Kheosipalard, Statistician.
The purposes of this webinar are to build the capacity of APEC members by sharing experiences, and best practices on promoting sustainable agriculture development in rural areas through the Principle of Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) which is a method of development based on moderation, prudence, and social immunity.
During session 2: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Indicator 2.4.1 Sustainable Agriculture, Dr. Waraporn Saelee had introduced the AFSIS Project and presented the “Project for supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA)” which was conducted in 3 target countries namely Thailand, Lao PDR, and Cambodia to exchange views and share experiences on sustainable agriculture development practices through the project implementations, the result of the pilot survey, and recommendations and limitations in each country.
The webinar went successfully with great collaboration from all participants.
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.