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
On 18 January 2024, AFSIS Secretariat had an opportunity to introduce AFSIS and discuss with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAORAP) regarding the FAO work in Food and Agriculture Statistics and future cooperation
Agensi Pengurusan Bencana (NADMA) of Malaysia has confirmed occurrences of flooding in 17 districts across the states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, and Negeri Sembilan. Moreover, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) in Thailand reported significant impacts in Satun, Songkhla, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Yala Provinces from December 25 to 27, 2023.
The Joint Research Meeting on 6 and 8 December 2023 and Site Visits on Rice Yield Estimation using Satellite data on 7 December 2023 was conducted in Thailand with the cooperation of the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) of Thailand, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan, Remote Sensing Technology Center (RESTEC) of Japan and the AFSIS Secretariat.
On 15 December 2023, the 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 and Forestry (MAF) of Lao PDR conducted the INAHOR Estimation Results and Utilization for 2023 Rainy Season Rice at Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR
On 12-13 December 2023, AFSIS Secretariat with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan held the 2nd Regional Workshop on the Project for Strengthening ASEAN Food Security Information System Function for Emergency (SAFER) at The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand.
The PPFS Webinar on Digitalization and Innovation of APEC Food System: Exploring Exemplary Cases of Promoting Digitalization and Technological Innovation in the Public and Private Sectors and Public-Private Partnerships was held in Republic of Korea, on December 5,2023.