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APTERR Secretariat

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

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ROK’s 233 MT of rice for poverty alleviation in Myanmar (23 July 2018)

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On 23 July 2018, General Manager of the APTERR Secretariat Mr. Chanpithya Shimphalee attended the rice distribution to the poor in Magway Region of Myanmar. The event was held by the Department of Agriculture (DOA), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation led by Deputy Director General Mr. Aye Ko Ko. Representative of Public Parliament of Mindone Township as well as the representatives from local government agencies also attended this significant event.

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Field Trip on Thai Farmers’ Way of Life on 20 June 2018

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The APTERR field trip on Thai Farmers’ Way of Life was held on 20 June 2018 at the Lifestyle and Spirit of Thai Farmers Learning Centre in Suphanburi Province, Thailand. This trip aimed at providing staff member knowledge and expertise on Thai farmers’ way of life as well as production and quality improvement processes of rice seeds in Thailand which are crucial for development of agriculture and food security.


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(10 May 2018) Meeting on an experimental Tier 1 implementation

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The meeting on an experimental Tier 1 implementation between the Philippines and Japan was held on 10 May 2018 at the National Food Authority (NFA) headquarter in Quezon City, the Philippines.  NFA Administrator, Lt. Col. Jason L.Y. Aquino (Ret) PA, presided the meeting with the attendance of representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan led by Director of Grain Trade and Operation, Mr. Tetsuo Ushikusa, and the APTERR Secretariat led by General Manager, Mr. Chanpithya Shimphalee.

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Handover of 225-MT rice to help the poor affected by the floods in Lao PDR

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The ceremonial handover of 225-MT rice donated by the Japanese Government through the APTERR Tier 3 programme was held on 12 March 2018 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Representatives from the Ministry of Agricultures and Forestry, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR, the Japanese Embassy, the World Food Programme, and the APTERR Secretariat attended this significant event. 

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The 6th APTERR Council Meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 13 – 14 March 2018



The 6th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Council was held on 13 – 14 March 2018 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Meeting was organised by the APTERR Secretariat and hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Lao PDR. The Meeting was attended by member countries, the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board Secretariat and APTERR staff members. H.E. Thongphath Vongmany, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR presided over this meeting.

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Handover and distribution of rice in Kachin State, Myanmar



The APTERR Secretariat consisting General Manager Mr. Chanpithya Shimphalee, Japanese expert Mr. Yoshiharu Toeda and Head of Implementation Sub-division Ms. Jansinee Kankaew together with 2nd Secretary Mr. Kazuyoshi Suzuki and 3rd Secretary Ms. Satoko Ishimaru from the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar attended the ceremonial handover and distribution of 311.477-MT rice contributed by Japan to people affected by flash flood, landslide as well as human conflict in Kachin State.

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Distribution of 178-MT rice in Cambodia on 29 - 31 Jan 2018



The APTERR Secretariat attended the ceremonial turnover and actual distribution of 178-MT rice contributed by the Republic of Korea to help people affected by drought and flash flood in Cambodia. The ceremonies were hosted by the General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia in five provinces; Svay Rieng, Tbong Khmom, Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom and Banteay Meanchey, during 29-31 January 2018. Secretaries of State of the MAFF, Director General of the GDA and the APTERR Council from Cambodia participated in these significant ceremonies.

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