The 39th Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB)
The APTERR Secretariat attended the 39th Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve Board (AFSRB) on 15-16 August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Meeting was organised by the AFSRB Secretariat and hosted by the Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce of Thailand.
The representatives from ASEAN Member States except Indonesia and Lao PDR participated in the meeting to exchange and update on their country’s food security situation. Meanwhile, the regional organisations including the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) as well as the APTERR also sent their representatives to be present in this significant food security platform.
Mr.Chanpithya Shimphalee, the General Manager of the APTERR Secretariat, together with the APTERR staff, participated in the said meeting to report the APTERR activities during 2018-2019. The successful implementation on the trial Tier 1 programme between Japan and the Philippines and the impressive progress in implementing the Tier 3 programmes as well as the Food Emergency Monitoring and Information (FEMI) were praised by the Meeting.
The next 40th Meeting of the AFSRB will be hosted by Viet Nam in 2020.
Photo credit: The AFSRB Secretariat and the Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce of Thailand.