On 26 November 2021, AFSIS Secretariat had the opportunity to attended the virtual Final Workshop under the ASEAN-Japan Project (JAIF Project): Science Based Information Sharing Derived from Earth Observation Satellites for Agriculture Management in the ASEAN Region conducted by the Japan Space Forum (JSF).
The representatives from AFSIS Secretariat includes Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, Ms. Poufai Khukhuntin, Project Coordinator, and Ms. Ploypailin Na Nakorn, Technical Staff.
The objectives of this Final Workshop were to report achievement of this project and share knowledge obtained through the training programs, to report achievement and outcome from this capacity building project, to report the latest application activities by using satellite data from proponents (LAPAN and ICALRD/MOA) and technical partner (JAXA), and to raise awareness among main stakeholders about the project, practical usage of space based agromet information and identify areas of possible engagement with other stakeholders such as non‐government organizations.
During the session, the notable presentation was given by Dr. Waraporn Saelee, AFSIS Manager, under the topic “Toward practical usage of space based agromet information” as well as expressed the sincere appreciation to JSF for their contributions.
This meeting marks the successful outcomes of the JAIF Project as well as being a great chance to exchange and discuss the view on this matter.
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.
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.
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.
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.