On 1 June 2022, AFSIS Secretariat held the meeting with Stantec under the“Technical Assistance to the EU-ASEAN Green Initiative” at meeting room 1, Innovation building, Office of Agricultural Economics, Bangkok.
The meeting was honored by Mr. Vinit Atisook, Deputy Secretary General, Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) to be the chairman of the Meeting. Also, the representative of Stantec, Ms. Laura Salemi, Business Development Leader, and AFSIS Secretariat attended the meeting.
The purpose of the meeting was to exchange the information of the organizations and missions for better understanding in both sides to discuss about the collaboration in this project.
Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, had presented the AFSIS information which were the Historical Timeline, AFSIS Key Activities, the Implementations of the Collaboration Projects with Plus Three Countries, and AFSIS Challenges.
The meeting had ended with a mutual agreement to require more project details to consider for potential collaboration in the future.
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.