The representatives from the APTERR Secretariat attending the 37th Meeting of ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB)
The representatives from the APTERR Secretariat attended the 37th Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) on 26 – 27 April 2017 in Makati City, the Philippines. The Meeting was attended by the representatives from ASEAN Member States except Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia due to the unforeseeable circumstances.
The APTERR was established in accordance with the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Agreement back in 1979. Thus, it is mandatory for the APTERR Secretariat to report its progress for each fiscal year to the AFSRB.
The activities of the APTERR Secretariat in 2016 focused on the implementation of Tier 1 and Tier 3 programmes implementation in Member Countries. Meanwhile, the Meeting was also informed with the development of the Food Emergency Monitoring and Information techniques studied by the APTERR Secretariat to strengthen the APTERR Programmes in the future.
The 38th Meeting of the AFSRB will be held in 2018 hosted by Singapore.