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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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06 December 2020

The 5th Meeting of APTERR

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The 5th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) was held on 3-4 May 2017 in Bali, Indonesia. The Meeting was organised by the APTERR Secretariat while hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia.

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the Regional Workshop on Food Reserve Management and Policies


On 7 April 2017, Mr. Chanpithya Shimphalee, the General Manager (GM) of the APTERR Secretariat, delivered a presentation on “the ASEAN Food Reserve and the Changing Regional Trade Regime: Status and Prospects” at the Regional Workshop on Food Reserve Management and Policies in Southeast Asia at the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

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Working Meeting on the APTERR’s remedied financial management plan and Tier 1 programme


The APTERR Secretariat organised the ‘Working Meeting on the Remedied Financial Management Plan of the APTERR Secretariat and the Implementation of APTERR Tier 1 Programme’ on 15-16 March 2017at the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) in Bangkok, Thailand. There were the APTERR Council members and the delegates from the ASEAN Plus Three member countries participating in the meeting except Cambodia and Indonesia due to their unavoidable 

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Meeting between MAFF Japan and the APTERR Secretariat

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On 17 January 2017, Mr.Chanpithya Shimphalee, the General Manager (GM) of the APTERR Secretariat, welcomed Mr. Akira Karasawa, the Director-General for Crop Production Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan and the APTERR Council member, together with his team; Mr. Yasushi Uchikawa, the Managing-Director, Grain Trade and Operation Division, Ms. Nozomi Sugitani, an officer of Grain Trade and Operation Division, and Mr. Takashi Inoue, the first secretary at the Embassy of Japan in Bangkok

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Small discussions on APTERR-related issues in Myanmar

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Representatives from the APTERR Secretariat visited Myanmar during 12-13 December 2016 to discuss and exchange views and experiences with the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to enhance a mutual understanding about the APTERR activities as well as update the food security and disaster- affected situations in Myanmar. 

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The APTERR field trip on rice cultivation and logistic system in Thailand

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The APTERR field trip on rice cultivation and logistic system in Thailand was held for all staff members to learn and gain experiences for improving APTERR operations by visiting the Rice Seed Centre and the Laemchabang Port in Chonburi province as well as the Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Centre and the Wangkaset Garden in Chanthaburi province from 28 to 30 November 2016.

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Tier 3:Distribution of 60-MT rice to the poor in Cambodia

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The handover ceremony and actual distribution of 60 –MT rice were conducted on 29 October 2016 in Tbong Khmom and Prey Veng provinces in Cambodia. There were representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Cambodia led by Minister H.E. Veng Sakhon together with APTERR Council from Cambodia and Deputy Director General of the General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA), MAFF Dr. Chan Phaloeun, local officers as well as the APTERR Secretariat led by General Manager Chanpithya Shimphalee participating in the significant event.

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5th Anniversary of the Establishment of APTERR

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On 7 October 2016, General Manager of the APTERR Secretariat Chanpithya Shimphalee hosted the lunch reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Establishment of APTERR at the APTERR Secretariat’s office in Bangkok.

There were approximately 50 guests participating in the event, comprising of representatives from ASEAN Plus Three countries’ embassies in Bangkok, the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), the Rice Department, the ASEAN Plus Three Food Security Information System (AFSIS) as well as rice-related associations in Thailand.

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