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The Thirtieth Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS30)

Update by Webadmin 2024-06-04 08:13:47

On 19-24 May 2024, AFSIS Secretariat was invited to attend the Thirtieth Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS30) This meeting was honorably hosted by Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development and its National Statistics Office. The session was attended by 115 participants including 78 delegates from 31 APCAS member countries 4 non-member countries, and 37 observers from 6 organizations.

2 representatives from AFSIS Secretariat attended the meeting as observers which were Mr. Charapon Chantorn, Deputy AFSIS Manager, and Mr. Yasuhiro Miyake AFSIS Expert

The core purposes of the meeting are to discuss the development of food and agricultural statistics in FAO member countries of the Asia and Pacific region and to be informed about FAO activities during the preceding biennium, particularly in Asia and the Pacific region.

The prominent themes of APCAS30 focused on the progress and new developments measuring farm-based Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators, using earth observations for food and agriculture statistics, using innovations in agriculture censuses, and the measurement of food security and nutrition statistics.

The meeting went well, and AFSIS will discuss FAO, participating countries, and organizations' experiences, challenges, and innovations in developing and implementing food and agriculture statistical projects to strengthen food security information in the ASEAN region and develop capacity building in ASEAN member countries.

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