AFSIS Secretariat warm welcomed to new AFSIS Secretariat office with the kind-contribution from the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand. The office is relocated since 21st September 2020 on the 2nd floor of the OAE's Innovation Building which is closed to the APTERR Secretariat office.
The new office is spacious, proportional and good atmosphere to enhance and support AFSIS staff's working capability and creativity which will lead AFSIS Secretariat to achieve the goal to strengthen food security in the ASEAN plus three countries.
In this respect, AFSIS Secretariat would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the OAE for the generous contribution.
The new address of the AFSIS Secretariat is 2nd Floor, Office of Agricultural Economics (Innovation) Building, Kasetsart University Complex, Phahonyothin Road, Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand
The 19th Focal Point Meeting of ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) was virtually held on 22-23 June 2021 via Zoom platform due to the situation of COVID-19. It was organized by the AFSIS Secretariat and hosted by Department of International Cooperation and department of Planning and Statistics, Cambodia. The number of distinguished representatives from the relevant agencies including ASEAN Plus Three members, Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC), and ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Secretariat had attended the meeting.
On 16 June 2021, The 41th Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) hosted by Brunei Darussalam was held as a Video Conference through Zoom platform due to COVID-19 pandemic. The 26 participants of the meeting included AFSRB Secretariat, AFSRB Member States namely; Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, ASEAN Secretariat, APTERR Secretariat, and AFSIS Secretariat had attended the meeting as well.
The ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) had attended the Multi-stakeholder virtual consultation on the FAO Regional Strategy on Food Loss and Waste Reduction in Asia and the Pacific conducted by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on 1-2 June 2021. There are 92 participants from various organization and countries over the world, with 2 participants from AFSIS Secretariat led by Ms. Thanchanok Pongputhinan, Assistant AFSIS Manager.
On 28 May 2021, the 9th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Council was held as a virtual conference through Cisco Webex Video Conference. The Meeting was organized by the APTERR Secretariat and hosted by the National Food Authority (NFA), Department of Agriculture, the Philippines. The meeting was attended by the representatives from the APTERR members and observers from other organizations such as ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Secretariat, ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB), and ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC).