In 2019, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched two free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) using CSPro Android and Survey Solutions. Given the successful conduct of the courses and increased demand from learners who could not participate in the first two rounds, ADB has decided to launch a third round of the two MOOCs. The courses are expected to be released on 15 March 2021 and will be offered free-of-charge. We encourage staff in your agency interested in enhancing their skills in CAPI to register online at https://forms.gle/
The course will introduce learners to two free CAPI platforms being used by official data collection agencies: (i) CSPro Android developed by the US Census Bureau and (ii) Survey Solutions designed by the World Bank. Through interactive modules, learners will not only pick up the basics of CAPI data collection, management, but will also be able to develop their own questionnaires and apply these skills to a wide variety of surveys. Students will be permitted to register for one of the two CAPI software platforms.
Brochure for more detailed information file here--> ADB-FAO RAP_CAPI Brochure
On February 19, 2021,heavy rains in Indonesia caused the breaking of embankments and the overflowing of some rivers, which led to inundation and flooding in Central Jakarta, west Jakarta, East Jakarta, South Jakarta, Bekasi City, Bekasi Regency, Depok City, Bogor Regency, Tangerang Regency, South Tangerang City, Tangerang City, Bogor City, and Karawang Regency. 5 people dead, 46,772 families or 176,157 people were affected by the flood and 7,040 families or 31,396 people have been evacuated.
Mr. Pollachet Tracho, Deputy Secretary General, Office of Agriculture Economics (OAE), and AFSIS Secretariat led by Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, and Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, Japanese Expert, had traveled to Chachoengsao province, Thailand, on 15-17 March 2021 to observe enumerators on conducting pilot survey in the project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN region or SAS-PSA project in Thailand.
The ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) in cooperation with theRemote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) organized the Japan Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science or “Sakura Science Program 2021”. The program objective is to improve human capacity, especially for young generation officers who will play a critical role in the field of science and technology in the future, for agriculture knowledge and its utilization through Japanese science and technology.
National agricultural policies are based on statistical data, and the areas under rice cultivation are the most important. A project under the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) / Space Applications For Environment (SAFE) Initiative aimed to develop an evidence-based method for this verification (a “Validation Framework”) to improve their statistical accuracy using satellite-derived rice cultivated area.