Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve 


The APTERR Secretariat is on track to accomplish one of its milestones in enhancing the networks and cooperation with various food security-related agencies in the ASEAN Plus Three Plus Three region.


On 13 June 2022, the team of APTERR Secretariat led by General Manager Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn took a great opportunity to explore and build a good relationship with Cambodia’s largest organic rice producer and exporter Amru Rice (Cambodia) Co.,Ltd.


Chief Executive Officer Mr. Saran Song, Vice President Mr.Kunthy Kann, and Business Advisor Mr. Jonathan Lim warmly welcomed the APTERR Secretariat and shared their valuable background and experiences in Cambodia’s rice market and global market. Both parties had a fruitful discussion and exchanged views on the impact of climate changes on rice production as well as major threats to the country’s rice sector.

The next visit was arranged to the Mekong River Commission Secretariat in Cambodia on 14 June 2022 to enhance knowledge on the water resources monitoring and sustainable management. Head of Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre Dr. Lam Hung Son explained the significant role of the centre as well as the ongoing projects. Also, the discussions on the outlooks of the water situation and natural disasters were made as it has directly affected food security in the region.