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28 November 2022

Meet the Thai Rice Exporters Association over country’s rice export situation

Meet the Thai Rice Exporters Association over country’s rice export situation

 

As the APTERR Secretariat is continually building cooperation with various organisations in supporting the APTERR’s activities to become more efficient and effective, on 26 October 2022, the team led by General Manager,Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn, and Japanese Expert, Mr. Toshiki Tojo, had a great opportunity to discuss with the Thailand Rice Exporters Association (TREA) led by President of the TREA, Pol Lt. Charoen Laothamatas.

 

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APTERR Celebrating Its 11th Anniversary!

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This day, 7 October 2022, marks a day of 11th anniversary of the APTERR which have the main purposes on strengthening food security, alleviating poverty, and eradicating malnourishment in the time of emergency in ASEAN Plus Three (APT) region. Through these years, the APTERR has been implementing its activities in response to emergency situation occurred in the member countries amid the increasing intensity and frequency of disasters caused by climate change and global warming. For the last decade, over 30,000 MT amount of rice contributed by Malaysia, Thailand, the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea were released in order to help around five million people in emergency situations in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. This proved that the APTERR plays an important role in providing humanitarian assistance and malnourishment eradication responding to emergencies and disasters.

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Exchange views with the MAFF-Japan and the AFSIS on food security information

Exchange views with the MAFF-Japan and the AFSIS on food security information

 

On 21 September 2022, Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn, General Manager of APTERR Secretariat together with Mr. Toshiki Tojo, Japanese Expert, warmly welcomed the representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan, namely Mr. Kimura Keitaro, Director of the Statistics Planning Division, the Statistic Department and Mr. Hosaka Masahiro, Deputy Director as well as the ASEAN Food  Security Information System (AFSIS) Secretariat, comprising of Dr. Woraporn Saelee, Manager, Dr. Sumanya Ngandee, Deputy Manager, Mr. NIIMI Tomohiro, Japanese Expert along with the AFSIS staff to the  APTERR Secretariat office for exchanging views on the food security information.

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Meet with Thailand’s Foreign Trade Department to update on the rice market situation

Meet with Thailand’s Foreign Trade Department to update on the rice market situation

 

Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn, General Manager of the APTERR Secretariat, together with Mr. Toshiki Tojo, Japanese Expert, and the APTERR staff visited the Department of Foreign Trade (DFT), Ministry of Commence of Thailand on 22 September 2022. The group received a warm welcome from Ms. Siribhusaya Ungphakorn, Director of Rice Trade Administration Division, as well as her team. The APTERR Secretariat and the DFT had a productive discussion, particular on the issues of current rice market situation, policies and regulations in Thailand, ASEAN Plus Three countries, and global level. Those information will be useful for the APTERR Secretariat in promoting the implementation of Tier 1 and 2 among the member countries.

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Attending the AFSIS’s Regional Workshop on the ‘Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA)’

Attending the AFSIS’s Regional Workshop on the ‘Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA)’

 

On 19-20 September 2022, Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn, General Manager of the APTERR Secretariat, Mr. Toshiki Tojo, Japanese Expert and Ms. Sita Kumpol, Secretary to the Japanese Expert, were invited to attend the “Regional Workshop on the Project for Supporting Agricultural Survey on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN Region (SAS-PSA)” hosted by the ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) Secretariat at Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Seek a possibility of future collaboration with the GISTDA on disaster-related information sharing

Seek a possibility of future collaboration with the GISTDA on disaster-related information sharing

 

On 15 September 2022, the APTERR Secretariat, led by Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn, General Manager, together with Mr. Toshiki Tojo, Japanese Expert, as well as the APTERR staff visited the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) in Bangkok, Thailand. The purposes of the visit were to gain knowledges on IT technology regarding rice cultivation areas, natural disasters comprising floods and drought situation, weather forecast, climate change situation, and future cooperation between the APTERR and the GISTDA.

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Attending the CIRDAP 37th Technical Committee Meeting, 9 – 12 September 2022 in Bangkok

Attending the CIRDAP 37th Technical Committee Meeting, 9 – 12 September 2022 in Bangkok

 

The APTERR Secretariat led by Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn, General Manager of the APTERR Secretariat, was invited  by the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) led by Dr. Cherdsak Virapat, Director General of CIRDAP to attend the 37th Technical Committee Meeting (TC-37) co-hosted by the CIRDAP and the Bureau of Foreign Agricultural Affair (BOFAA), National FAO Committee, Ministry of Agricultural and Cooperatives of Thailand during 9 – 12 September 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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GAINING KNOWLEDGES ON APPLIED AGRICULTURE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

GAINING KNOWLEDGES ON APPLIED AGRICULTURE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

 

The APTERR Secretariat has considered the human resources development as one of essential key elements to support the achievement of the APTERR’s goals in strengthening food security in the ASEAN+3 region.  Thus, the field study on an applied agriculture for sustainability was conducted during 29 - 31 August 2022 to provide the concrete understanding and sharpen competencies of its staff toward this issue.

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