Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve 

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 What is APTERR?

 

The ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) is a regional cooperation established under the APTERR Agreement signed by the Ministers of the Agriculture and Forestry of the ASEAN Plus Three at the 11th Meeting of the ASEAN Minister on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three (AMAF+3) on 7 October 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The APTERR was officially established itself as a permanent mechanism and also marked the official launch of the APTERR Secretariat office in Bangkok in 2013. 

 

We are keen to strengthen food security, poverty alleviation, and malnourishment eradication among its members without distorting normal trade, while the common goal of the APTERR Parties is the assurance of food security in the ASEAN+3 region. 

 

 

 

Natural Disasters

 

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WEEKLY UPDATE ON NATURAL DISASTERS
IN ASEAN PLUS THREE

No. 370 792726210d1e7546b7ced88db6894424 

5 – 11 June 2024

Rice Situation

 

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WEEKLY UPDATE ON  ASEAN PLUS THREE
RICE SITUATIONS 

No. 370 792726210d1e7546b7ced88db6894424

5 – 11 June 2024

  1. Lao PDR
  2. The Philippines
  3. Viet Nam
  4. China

Torrential rains triggered severe flooding in Vientiane Capital province. Torrential rains on 9 – 10 June 2024 triggered flooding in Xaythany district in Vientiane Capital province and Bolikhan district in Bolikhamxay province. The knee-level flooding submerged Dongdok village, causing traffic congestion. A car navigated through floodwaters in Phakhao village.

Sources: Laotian Times. (2024, Jun 10). Severe Flooding Hits Vientiane Capital After Heavy Rains.

Lightning strike claimed life in Eastern Samar province and left seven injured. Lightning accompanied by heavy rains struck on Homonhon Island, Guiuan town, Eastern Samar province on 10 June 2024. The lightning killed one mine worker and injured seven others. After the incident, the company organised swift transportation to a private hospital in Guiuan and covered all medical expenses.

Sources: Inquirer. (2024, Jun 11). Worker dead, 7 others hurt when lightning hit them in East Samar.

Deluges killed three people in submerged Ha Giang province. Incessant rain hit Ha Giang province from the night of 9 June 2024 to 10 June 2024, resulting in flash floods and landslides in Meo Vac district and Ha Giang city. Unfortunately, at least three people died. Many properties were damaged. The roads became impassable, leaving vehicles stranded and prompting evacuations. The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention assisted affected communities and evaluated erosion risks.

Sources: VN Express. (2024, Jun 9). Three killed as downpours trigger flash floods in Ha Giang, Viet Nam News. (2024, Jun 10). Prolonged heavy rain kills 3, causes damage in northern provinces.

Heavy rains prompted flood warnings across Southern China. China's Ministry of Water Resources issued a warning on 10 June 2024, cautioning about potential floods exceeding alert levels across southern regions due to anticipated heavy downpours. The local water resource authorities implemented precautionary measures, especially in construction sites and tourist destinations. One day earlier, the ministry and the China Meteorological Administration issued a yellow alert for mountain torrents, indicating likely impacts in some areas of Zhejiang, Fujian, and Jiangxi provinces.

Sources: Xinhua. (2024, Jun 10). China warns of floods in southern regions.

  1. Cambodia
  2. Thailand
  3. Viet Nam

Cambodia's milled rice exports earn 219 million USD from the first five months of 2024. According to the Cambodia Rice Federation, Cambodia exported 302,592 tonnes of rice from January to May 2024, rising 8.7 percent from 278,184 tonnes, and earning 219 million USD, up 14 percent from 191 million USD year-on-year. China was the largest rice importer which purchased 73,332 tonnes of milled rice, worth 46 million USD. Meanwhile, paddy rice was exported 2.44 million tonnes, worth 710 million USD.

Source: Khmer Times. (2024, Jun 7). Cambodia nets close to $220 million from rice exports in first five months.

Thai rice prices are slightly down while the Philippines, Brazil and Africa are interested in Thai rice. Prices of Thai 5 percent broken rice were quoted at 630 USD per tonne, a little change from a week earlier due to flat demand. There has been some interest in Thai rice from markets such as the Philippines, Brazil, and Africa but there have been no major deals that could impact rice prices. Moreover, buyers are reluctant to buy due to high prices and the market is waiting for a new supply to enter the market from off-season crop later this month.

Source: Brecorder. (2024, Jun 7). Asia rice Vietnam prices curbed by growing supplies.

Viet Nam’s rice prices drop amid building up the ongoing harvest. Rates for Vietnamese 5 percent broken rice decreased to 575-580 USD per tonne from 580-585 USD per tonne last week. Supplies continue to build up amid an ongoing harvest, Ho Chi Minh City based trader said. Meanwhile, demand for Vietnamese rice is expected to be supported by India’s export ban that is likely to last until September, according to the Cong Thuong newspaper.

Source: Brecorder. (2024, Jun 7). Asia rice Vietnam prices curbed by growing supplies. 

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