Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve 

seed 01  Monday - Friday 08:30 - 17:00
  Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED


mobile icon

  Phone: (+66) 2579 4816-17
  FAX :    (+66) 2579 4840
  E-mail :


web icon locations 1

APTERR Secretariat

2nd Floor, Innovation Bldg., Office of Agricultural Economics, Kasetsart University Complex, Phahonyothin Road, Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand

Visitor Info

This week600
This month8306


20 April 2021

Attending the SSOM-19th AMAF+3 Meetings


On 5 August 2020, the APTERR Secretariat attended the Special Senior Officials Meeting of the 19th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry Plus Three (Special SOM-19th AMAF+3) via the video conference.


Mr. Chanpithya Shimphalee, the General Manager of the APTERR Secretariat, reported the progress of the APTERR activities during 2019-2020 including the ratification of the Protocol to Amend the Attachment 2 of the APTERR Agreement, contribution of the APTERR Fund and implementation of Tier 1 and Tier 3 generously supported (rice assistance) by Japan and the Republic of Korea. This year, the APTERR Secretariat also introduced Japan’s new initiative on utilising a precooked rice through the Tier 3 programme with the aim of increasing the APTERR’s capacity on providing a speedy rice assistance during the emergency. Furthermore, Mr. Shimphalee highlighted the APTERR’s commitment on supporting a full utilisation of its existing mechanism for ensuring food security and minimising uncertain impacts posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.


The Meeting noted with satisfaction the abovementioned achievements and recommended the APTERR Secretariat to closely monitor a food security situation in the region, especially in this unprecedented time of Covid-19 pandemic.


The next SSOM-20th AMAF+3 Meetings will be hosted by Cambodia in 2021.