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Strengthening Food Security in Southeast Asia: Regional Cooperation, Market Development and Policy Reforms Webinar.

Update by Webadmin 2023-10-25 08:27:34

On 20 October 2023, the AFSIS Secretariat joined a webinar organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and APTERR Secretariat on the topic “Strengthening Food Security in Southeast Asia: Regional Cooperation, Market Development, and Policy Reforms”.

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Satellite Applications for Societal Benefit Working Group (SAWG) in the APRSAF-29 meeting

Update by Webadmin 2023-09-21 02:44:18

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.

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Flooding and Landslides in 10 Provinces in Lao PDR

Update by Webadmin 2023-09-13 02:27:05

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.

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Maize Field Trip for the Maize Growing Outlook (MGO) Activity under SAFER Project

Update by Webadmin 2023-09-04 08:00:21

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.

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The Regional Workshop on the SAFER project

Update by Webadmin 2023-09-18 08:07:58

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.

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The Special SOM-44th AMAF and the Special SOM-22nd AMAF Plus Three Meeting

Update by Webadmin 2023-08-24 09:32:44

The Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 44th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (SSOM-44th AMAF) and the Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 22nd Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three (SSOM-22nd AMAF+3) were held during 22-23 August 2023, hosted by the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) as the virtual meeting.

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INAHOR Workshop in Lao PDR 2023

Update by Webadmin 2023-09-18 08:05:42

On 31 July – 1 August 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 Workshop for the demonstration of INAHOR utilization for 2023 Rainy Season Rice in Vang Vieng, Lao PDR.

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The Bilateral Meeting on the AFSIS New Framework between the OAE and MAFF, Japan

Update by Webadmin 2023-07-25 10:10:04

On 21 July 2023, Mr. Hideya Yamada, Director General of the Statistics Department, and Mr. Masahiro Hosaka, Deputy Director of the Statistics Planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan visited the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) to attend the bilateral meeting with Mr. Chantanon Wannakejohn, Secretary-General of the OAE, Ministry of Agricultural and Cooperative (MOAC) of Thailand, to discuss the effective and smooth implementation of AFSIS in the long term.

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Mayon Volcanic Activity

Update by Webadmin 2023-07-12 08:31:35

On 5 June 2023, the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS), a department of the Department of Science and Technology, raised the status alert level for Mayon Volcano in Albay Province, Region V (Bicol Region) from Alert Level 1 to Alert Level 2 due to the repeated collapses of the growing summit dome of the volcano, which caused an increasing number and volume of rockfall events. The alert status of Mayon Volcano was raised to level 3 on 8 June with the occurrence of a total of 267 rockfall events and 2 volcanic earthquakes. Additionally, three Pyroclastic Density Current (PDC) events were observed on the Bonga (southeast) and Basud (east) Gullies.

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Hand Over the position of AFSIS Manager Ceremony

Update by Webadmin 2023-06-29 06:54:10

On 28 June 2023, Dr. Waraporn Saelee, an outgoing AFSIS manager, signed and handed over the position of AFSIS manager to Dr. Sumanya Ngandee, who will perform as a new AFSIS manager starting on 30 June 2023. The ceremony took place at the AFSIS Secretariat office, Innovation Building, Office of Agricultural Economics

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