Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve 

 The APTERR Secretariat led by Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn, General Manager, and Mr. Toshiki Tojo, Japanese Expert, warmly welcomed the representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery of Japan  (MAFF-Japan) to the APTERR Secretariat office on 8 March 2023.


The representatives of MAFF-Japan included Mr. Kenji Okuhira, Director for Grain Trade, Mr. Shigeaki Makanae, Deputy Director for Grain Quality Assurance, Mr. Akinori Ando, Section Chief for Wheat/Barley Import and Mr. Hiroaki Sato, Section Chief for Rice Import.

The APTERR Secretariat and the MAFF-Japan fruitfully exchanged views and information on food security issues in ASEAN Plus Three region as well as further cooperation on APTERR’s activities to become more effective and accomplishing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on food security. 



Besides, the MAFF-Japan had a great opportunity to pay a courtesy call on Mr. Chantanon Wannakejohn,  the Secretary-General of the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the APTERR council member from Thailand.