Attending the 18th AFSIS Meeting to improve food security information in the region
The APTERR Secretariat attended the 18th ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Focal Point Meeting via the videoconference on 9 June 2020. Ms. Nattavadee Sraprathum, Staff for Implementation as the representative from the APTERR Secretariat took this opportunity to promote the APTERR’s activities and its informative products related to the AFSIS works, especially the Food Emergency Monitoring and Information (FEMI).
The meeting appreciated the roles of the APTERR in strengthening food security and vowed to continually cooperate with the APTERR in providing accurate and timely food security information to support the implementation of APTERR programmes.
The APTERR Secretariat utilises the data and information from the informative products of the AFSIS, such as the reports of Agricultural Commodity Outlook (ACO), Early Warning Information (EWI) and Rice Growing Outlook (RGO) combined with other sources to observe food security situation in the region even under normal circumstance or in uncertain time of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The meeting was attended by the AFSIS member countries together with information-related agencies from the ASEAN Plus Three countries. This event is a stage for the AFSIS Focal Point and all participants to exchange point of views and share their experiences on food security information issues. This year, Brunei Darussalam was a host for the meeting.