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REPORT OF THE 33rd MEETING OF

THE ASEAN FOOD SECURITY RESERVE BOARD (AFSRB)

June 6-7, 2013


Yogyakarta, Indonesia

INTRODUCTION

1. Pursuant to the accord of the 32nd Meeting of the ASEAN Food Security Reserve
Board (AFSRB) held on 21-22 June 2012 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the 33rd Meeting of the
AFSRB was convened on 6-7 June 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

2. Delegates from all ASEAN Member States except Brunei Darussalam attended the
Meeting. Those were Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines,
Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Representatives from the AFSRB Secretariat, ASEAN
Secretariat, APTERR Secretariat, AFSIS Secretariat and ADB representatives were also in
attendance. The list of delegates appears as ANNEX 1.

Agenda Item 1: OPENING SESSION

3. The Meeting was opened by the host country, Indonesia. In his opening remark, Dr.
Benny Rachman, Director of the Centre for Food Distribution and Reserve, Agency for Food
Security, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia, expressed his warm welcome to all the
participants of the Meeting. He shared Indonesia’s new food law which set as the rights of
the state/nation to determine its own food policy. He also expressed his hope to have a
fruitful outcome and result for a sustainable rice trade and food security in the region. He
concluded his remarks by wishing all distinguished delegates a very pleasant stay in
Yogyakarta. The full text of the Opening Remarks appears as ANNEX 2.

CLOSED SESSION

Agenda item 2: REPORT OF THE 32nd AFSRB CHAIRMAN ON ACTIVITIES in 2012


and 2013

4. Mr.Ngin Chhay, Chairman of the 32nd AFSRB Meeting, reported the activities and
progress made during the chairmanship of Cambodia for the period of 2012 and 2013. He
noted that the main role of the AFSRB is to supervise and coordinate the implementation of
the ASEAN Food Security Reserve through coordinating periodic exchanges of information
on national food and stock policies, undertaking periodic evaluation of food price and
prospects in the region and examining policy options to ensure adequate food supply in the
region. In addition to the regular annual meeting, AFSRB and ASEAN Secretariat jointly
organised the first and the second Rice Trade Forum, participated in the Mid-Term
Evaluation of the ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework and Strategic Plan of
Action on Food Security (SPA-FS) and lastly, attended in APTERR meeting. The report
appears as ANNEX 3.

Agenda item 3: ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN

5. The Meeting unanimously elected the Board Members from Indonesia, Dr. Benny
Rachman, Director of Food Distribution and Reserve, Agency of Food Security, Ministry of
Agricultural, Indonesia and from Lao PDR, Mr. Khamtanh Thadavong, Deputy Director
General, Department of Agriculture, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR, as
Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Meeting.

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Agenda item 4: ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

6. The Meeting considered and adopted the agenda, which appears as ANNEX 4.

Agenda item 5: BUSINESS ARRANGEMENTS

7. The Meeting was held in plenary.

Agenda item 6: MATTERS ARISING FROM ASEAN MEETINGS RELATED TO


AFSRB AND FOOD SECURITY COOPERATION FOR 2012-2013

8. The Meeting noted the ASEAN Secretariat’s information paper on the “Matters
Arising from ASEAN Meetings related to AFSRB and Food Security Cooperation for 2012-
2013”. The excerpts of the reports pertaining to the food security appear as ANNEX 5.

9. The Meeting was informed that the outcomes of the 32nd Meeting of AFSRB had
been well received by the SOM-AMAF. It acknowledged guidance from the SOM-AMAF for
the possibility of AFSRB to further conduct technical analysis to follow up on ASEAN
Leaders’ views and guidance on food security. It also noted support and endorsement of the
34th AMAF on the ASEAN Rice Trade Forum to be continued and expanded as ASEAN
Food Trade Forum, under the ADB Technical Assistance on food security.

10. Notable highlights include the Leaders’ notation during the 22nd ASEAN Summit on
the implementation of the ASEAN Integrated Food Security Framework (AIFS) and the
Strategic Plan of Action on ASEAN Food Security 2009-2013 (SPA-FS). The Leaders also
urged more engagement of the private sector, civil society, dialogue partners and
international institutions to implement the AIFS Framework and SPA-FS.

11. Reiterating the outcomes of the Special SOM-33rd AMAF and 34th AMAF Meetings on
the strengthening of AFSRB, the Meeting discussed on the possibility to strengthen capacity
and to synergy roles and function of the three secretariats related to food security
information.

12. Noting the 33rd AMAF Meetings mandate on emphasising the importance of
streamlining and integrating the various on-going initiatives, the Meeting also agreed to
conduct a one year study to oversee the work demarcation and the possibility on
streamlining the 3 secretariats and the second phase of AIFS Framework and SPA-FS
through the development of the ad-hoc task force. The Meeting requested the ASEAN
Secretariat to develop the draft concept note and to seek the financial and technical support
from development partner for the study and the task force.

Agenda item 7: MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ASEAN RICE TRADE FORUM

8. The Meeting recalled the outcome of the 34th AMAF Meeting on the support of the
continuation of the ASEAN Rice Trade Forum and as one of the implementation of the AIFS
and SPA-FS 2009-2013. The Meeting considered the recommendation of the Second
ASEAN Rice Trade Forum Meeting that was held in Yogyakarta on 4-5 June 2013. The full
recommendation appears as ANNEX 6.

9. The Meeting valued the Forum as a very useful venue to share knowledge, engage
stakeholders and provide policy options to promote regional cooperation on rice trade and
self-sufficiency. The Meeting recognised the rice self-sufficiency and rice trade are

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complementary instruments towards achieving food security. Noting this important outcome,
the Meeting suggested these to be included in the second phase of AIFS and SPA-FS.
Outcome and recommendation of the 2nd ASEAN Rice Trade Forum appears as ANNEX 7.

Agenda item 8: REVIEW OF THE WORLD FOOD SITUATION

10. The Meeting noted the report by the AFSRB Secretariat on the world food situation
as follows:

Rice

11. The Meeting was informed that the rice production outpaced the consumption level
as a result, the amount of supply was considered abundant. Moreover, some of the policies
in major rice export country increased the number of supply such as in India, massive stocks
accumulated during a 4-year non-basmati export ban. Domestic policies in Thailand result
in large government stocks above annual export

12. In response to this update, the Meeting also noted that the increasing of Indian rice
export was resulted from export ban lifting that would have potential to affect the regional
market.

Maize

13. Global corn production was forecasted to recover to the same level as of the year
2011 level. the main contribute to this fact is the recovery of the United States production,
following last year’s drought-decimated crop that lowered the production in the US, with the
recovery from drought the production level seem to return to the same level as in year 2011 .
In term of consumption, global consumption was projected to climb up and may reach record
level. While the boost in global production was largely in the United States, growth in
consumption was split between U.S. and foreign markets, particularly China. Beside ordinary
dietary consumption, some quantity of corn was used for the making of ethanol in the United
States. This amount rise from last year, although forecast lower than the peak seen 2 years
ago.

Soybean

14. According to USDA, in 2012, global soybean production decreased with smaller
crops in Argentina and the EU. Global trade was lower as China’s imports were impacted by
delays of importation from South America. Global soybean meal imports were up, leading by
stronger demand in several Asian countries. Global imports for soybean oil also increased
slightly.

Sugar

15. Global production for 2012/13 was estimated to stable after rising 20 percent over the
past three years. However, even there was sharply lower production in both India and the
EU; other producers increased their production to mitigate the decline.

16. The full report appears as ANNEX 8.

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Agenda item 9: SUPPLY AND DEMAND SITUATION REPORT ON RICE AND
OTHER COMMODITIES IN 2010-2012 OF EACH MEMBER
COUNTRY

9.1 Cambodia

17. The agricultural production has remarkably increased as a result of an effective


implementation of the set policies and strategies, active participation of all concerned
stakeholders and close cooperation with development partners. In 2013, Cambodia is able to
produce sufficient food especially rice for local demands and it was envisaged future
advancement and growth. Future focus would be set up to concentrate ensuring food
security, increase incomes, create employment and improve nutrition status for all people by
improving the productivity and diversification and commercialisation of agriculture with
environmentally sound protection and food safety.
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Rice

18. Rice (paddy) production in 2013 was estimated at 9.29 million metric tons, resulted in
estimation of rice surplus around 3.01 million metric tons in 2013. The amount of rice
produced in the country would be sufficient for domestic use and export.

Main Crops

19. In general, the cultivated areas for seasonal crops were fluctuated according to each
crop and market price. However, the cultivated areas for the main crops (maize, cassava,
mung bean and soy bean) were increased from 704,666 ha in 2011 to 716,370 ha in 2012.

20. The entire report appears as ANNEX 9.

9.2 Indonesia

21. During 5 years, Rice production increased 3.5 percent per year; maize production
increased 4.5% per year; Soybean production decreased between 2-6 percent per year and
Sugar production decreased from 1.6 – 11 percent. Self- sufficiency rate for rice at 127%,
Soybean at 50%. Maize at 150.23% and Sugar at 99.7%. In the term of policy, Indonesia
has adopted the 7 strategies to accelerate Food Production by the following 1.Integrated
Crops Management. 2. Provision of certified seed for farmers.3.Rehabilitation and
development of infrastructure: irrigation system and water management. 4. Provision of
subsidised fertiliser. 5. Credit support for farmers 6.Procurement price 7. Food diversification
based on non rice staple food.

Rice

22. In 2012, production of rice in milled basis was at 40.16 million metric tons and was
forecasted to be 40.17 million metric tons in 2013. The total domestic consumption of rice in
2013 was expected to be 33.36 million metric tons. Also, domestic demand was met for rice
supply. It is noted that although supply is bigger than demand, only small amount of stocks
belonged to the government. The rest of the stocks belonged to traders and households.

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Maize

23. In 2012, maize production was at 19.38 MMTs. The production in 2013 was
estimated at 19.46 million tons, an increase of 6.67 percent due to the use of substantial
crops. Total domestic consumption in 2013 was expected at 13.00 MMTs. Production is
increasing steadily, which reduced Indonesia’s dependency on import.

Soybean

24. In 2012, the production of Soybean was not sufficient to meet the domestic demand.
The production of soybean in 2012 was at 0.85 MMTs and Domestic consumption was at
12.04 MMTs

Sugar

25. In 2012, domestic production of white sugar was at about 2.99 MMTs and was
forecasted to decrease to 2.00 MMTs in 2012. The domestic utilisation was around 2.60
MMTs and projected to decrease to 2.45 percent in 2013.

26. The entire report appears as ANNEX 10.

9.3 Lao PDR

27. It reported that in year 2012, the value of agriculture and forestry sector has reached
about 26.7 percent yearly of total GDP. Overall paddy production has become surplus at
national level for however, in some difficult geographical areas and among the poor the
shortage still exists. To address this problem, government try to promotes and applies
modernisation and mechanisation, strengthen rice-marketing channel and trigger and
increase investment. The Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry had launched 4 goals
emphasising 8 programs during 2011-2015 to ensure food security and address poverty as
well as for promoting of Agricultural Commodities.

Rice

28. Total rice production in 2012 was 3.48 MMTs, an increase of 13.8 percent from 2011.

Maize

29. Total production in 2012 was at 1.13 MMTs, up from 10.97 MMTs in 2011. Maize is
important for export and animal feed. The domestic consumption was accounted for 25 to 30
percent and the surplus is exported mostly to China and Thailand.

Soybean

30. The soybean production in Laos is still a small quantity, resulting in its dependency
on import. In 2012 soybean production was at 6,360 MMT, a decrease of 54 percent
compared to the previous year. Resulting from. Soybean production was still not sufficient
for consumption and it was needed to import with certain amount from neighboring countries.
However in 2013 Lao DPR plans to increase its production to 23.47 MMTs.

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Sugarcane

31. Sugarcane is one of the important crops in Laos that is mainly used as raw material
for sugar mill/ plant. Production in 2012 increased to 1.05 MMTs, down by 13.06 percent
from 2011 due to decrease in planted area and contract farming. Laos produces small
amount of sugar, and thus depends on import for its requirement.

32. The entire report appears as ANNEX 11.

9.4 Malaysia

33. Even used to be a net importer of food, Malaysia has undertaken strategies and
programmes to increase food production and enhance food security situation, which consists
of: use of high quality seed, upgrade irrigation and water drainage system, encouraging
farmer to practice GAP, increase paddy production from 2 times per year to 5 times in two
years, introduce large scale farming under NKEA project and establishment of new granary
in 4 areas.

Rice

34. In 2012, the domestic rice production was 1.774 million metric tons, with an increase
about 6.9% from 2011. The domestic production could meet approximately 73.5% of total
rice consumption. The shortfall was met by the importation of rice amounting to 0.983 MMTs,
a decrease of 8% from the previous year.

Maize

35. In order to meet maize demands, Malaysia resorted to import about 1.290 MMTs (in
the form of grains, bran and other maize residues).

Soybean

36. Soybean is also not grown in Malaysia. Thus, Malaysia imports its requirements of
soybean for vegetable protein, edible oil and animal feed from various countries including
Argentina, USA, India, Thailand and Taiwan, amounting 0.441 MMTs in 2012.

Sugar

37. Malaysia is heavily depending on imports for sugar. Total importation in 2012 was
about 0.0309 MMTs to support domestic demand.

38. The entire report appears as ANNEX 12.

9.5 Myanmar

39. Myanmar is agricultural oriented country However, in current situation, it could be


easily observed that there are many losses in agricultural value chain as a result of low level
of post-harvest technology that translates into loss of quality and nutritional values as well as
compliance to international market standards. Myanmar government has employed the
National Workshop on Agricultural Development and thus resulting in its adoption.
Consequently, 11 priority areas and 65 activities for agricultural development were identified
as an outcome for such workshop.

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Rice

40. In 2011-2012, the total sown area of paddy was at 8 million hectares, and total
production of paddy was at 33 MMTs.

Maize

41. Production of maize in 2012 was at 1.43 MMTs; the total sown area of paddy was at
1.25 Million Hectares.

Soybean

42. In 2012, it is estimated at 0.149 MMTs. In 2012, the total sown area is estimated at
1.8 Million Hectares.

43. The entire report appears as ANNEX 13.

9.6 The Philippines

44. Considering the needs of its increasing population and its disaster prone
geographical areas, the Philippines attain to be a food-self-sufficiency. It continues to
advance country’s agricultural sector through three strategies: 1.Increasing Productivity and
Competitiveness, 2. Enhancing Economic Incentives and, 3. Managing Food Staple
Consumption

Rice

45. Rice is a basic strategic and political commodity of the country where 84 percent of
its population is dependent on it. The rice shortfall in the Philippines is caused by numbers of
factors such as damage from typhoon, floods and population growth. However, the rice
output for the crop year 2012/2013 was estimated to be around 11.72 MMTs, higher than
last year’s level by 6.54 percent.

Corn

46. Total corn production for crop year 2012/2013 was estimated at 7.27 MMTs, slightly
higher than the last year production of 7.10 MMTs; whereas, total supply is about 7.49
MMTs. The estimated ending stock of corn in 2011/2012 was around 624,000 metric tons.
Resulting from the decrease of amount imported.

Sugar

47. The slightly increase of production from 2.24 MMTs in 2011/2012 to 2.43 MMTs in
2012/2013 could be seen. The domestic consumption was forecasted to increase from 2.03
MMTs in 2011/2012 to 2.21 MMTs in 2012/2013.

48. The entire report appears as ANNEX 14.

9.7 Singapore

49. Singapore’s food supply was mainly sourced from neighboring countries.

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Rice

50. In 2012/2013, Singapore’s rice import volume was estimated around 0.36 MMTs, a
decrease of 1.1 percent from 2012 due to decrease in rice re-export. The main supplier of
rice to Singapore is Thailand, accounting for 35.3 percent of total imported rice. India and
Vietnam were the second and the third largest suppliers of rice to Singapore respectively.

Maize,

51. In 2012 Import volumes of maize decrease from 2011 from 0.021 MMTs to 0.015
MMTs approximately 28.5%

Soybean

52. The import of Soybean increased by 9.5% from 0.021 MMTs to 0.023 MMTs in 2012

Sugar

53. In 2012 Import volumes of sugar were estimated at about 0.382 MMTs, a decrease of
11.8 percent from 2011.

54. The entire report appears as ANNEX 15.

9.8 Thailand

55. As for the policy towards all agricultural products, the government puts more effort on
research and development, especially on quality of production; and on education to farmer
e.g. introducing the innovation to the farmer both in term of production and resource
management.

Rice

56. Even, there was a trivial drop in the rice production; the main reasons were the weather
and water supply which sometimes normally affects the yield per area. On the other hand, the
amount of rice exported has been climbing back to its former level in 2011, this resulted from the
fact that global market began to adapted to the more quality oriented product of Thailand. As a
result, from the rice pledging of Thailand, the amount of supply for the food security increased to
the abundant level.

Maize

57. In 2012 – 2013, the overall price of maize was increased following the higher demand
from livestock sector resulting in the increasing of consumption for the maize/corn. Thus, an
increase of the maize/corn import from neighbour country was noticeable. The price of corn was
increased. The government plans to increase the efficiency and lower the production cost in
order to improve the quality of product to meet the global market standard.

Soybean

58. The production of soybean was still falling behind the amount of domestic
consumption. This resulted from the high cost of soybean production in Thailand,a lack of
quality seeding and not suitable environment. As a result, Thailand seems to be a soybean

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import-oriented country. The policy of Thai government towards soybean is focusing on
value-added in order to increase the price of soybean-related product.

Sugar

59. Due to the high global demand for food and energy, the price of sugar was
increased, combining with the suitable environment in Thailand, many Thai farmers turned to
growing the sugar instead of other plants, resulting in increasing in production area, stock,
production and also exportation. The government policy towards sugar is to improve the
efficiency in term of logistic management.

60. The entire report appears as ANNEX 16.

9.9 Vietnam

61. Agriculture sector still plays an important role in the socio-economics of the country with
strong supports from the Government (67% of the work force, annual growth rate 3,7% and
contribution of more than 20% to the GDP). Vietnam remains one of the highest exporter of rice
and the leading export of other agro products. The production status of Paddy rice, maize,
soybean and sugar states as follows:

RICE

62. The Total paddy sown area in 2012 was 7.753 million hectares (increasing 1.3%
compared to 2012); paddy production was above 43.956 MMTs (increasing 3.0 %). In 2012: Rice
Export Volume was 8.016 million tons with the value of US$ 3.65 billion. The main markets for
Vietnam rice are traditional countries of ASEAN, Africa and others (more than 100 countries and
territories).

MAIZE

63. The total maize area in 2012 was about 1.12 million ha. Output of maize reached 4.925
million tons. Total supply in 2012 was 6,405 MMTs, of which domestic production was 4.925
million MT and imported 1,480 million tons.

SOYBEAN

64. In 2012: cultivated area was 120.8 thousand hectares; soybean production was 184
thousand tons. Total supply in 2012 reached 1,136 thousand tons. Imported volume was about
952 thousand tons as processing animal feed. In 2013, soybean production was expected at 263
thousand tons; import 1,100 thousand tons

SUGAR

65. In 2012, sugarcane cultivated area and production were respectively 297.9 thousand
hectares and 19.04 mil tons. Total sugar supply reached 1.44 mil tons, in which domestic
production was 1.3 MMTs and imported volume was 40 thousand tons; ending stock was 70
thousand tons.

66. The entire report appears as ANNEX 17.

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67. There was suggestion in the meeting that in order to deal with the over surplus rice supply
is to use the zoning method that recommends the farmer to switch to other crops in the low
quantity area or to let the free market mechanism work its way.

68. The meeting noted that as a result of reaching the self–sufficiency the new export
destination may have to be looking for.
Agenda item 10: PROGRESS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ASEAN PLUS THREE
EMERGENCY RICE RESERVE (APTERR)

69. The Meeting took note of the progress on the implementation of the APTERR, which
appears as ANNEX 18.

70. The Meeting was informed that the APTERR Agreement had been signed at the 11th
AMAF Plus Three Meeting on 7 October 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia and afterwards entered
into force on 12 July 2012. Presently, all APTERR Parties had deposited their ratification of
the Agreement to the ASEAN Secretariat, except the Republic of Korea who was in her
domestic ratification process.

71. The Meeting was informed that the APTERR Secretariat had developed related
documents covering institutional, technical and financial aspects for the operation of the
APTERR Secretariat, some of which had been completed while some were being
developed.

72. The Meeting was informed that the 12th AMAF+3 Meeting agreed for Thailand to be a
host country of the APTERR Secretariat and the office was located at the Office of
Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. At present, Thailand was
on the process of consulting and coordinating with relevant government agencies on the
legal status of the APTERR Secretariat.

73. The Meeting was informed that the APTERR Secretariat had opened the bank
account and some APTERR Parties had transferred the fund to the APTERR Secretariat to
support the operation and activities of the APTERR.

74. The Meeting was informed that the APTERR implementation of Tier 3 Program
during 2012 had been completed in Indonesia while it was being implemented in Lao PDR
and the Philippines..

75. The Meeting was informed that the 1st Meeting of APTER Council had been held on
28 March 2013 in Thailand and the APTERR Secretariat was officially launched on 29 March
2013.

Agenda item 11: PROGRESS ON ASEAN FOOD SECURITY INFORMATION


SYSTEM (AFSIS) PROJECT – 2ND PHASE IN 2012

76. The Meeting took note of the progress made in the implementation of the AFSIS
Project in 2012, which was categorised into information network development and
administrative activities. It appears as ANNEX 19.

77. The Meeting was informed about the key matter on AFSIS establishment Financial
Modality which consist of funding from AMS, dialogue partner, ASEAN Trust Fund etc, and
Regulation & Procedure which consists of TOR (Terms of reference) and ROP (Rules of
Procedure).

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78. The Meeting noted that in 2011/2012 the region was self-sufficient in rice and sugar,
yet for maize and soybean, the region still had to rely on imports from the world market. The
region’s export of rice and sugar played an important role in the world market, accounting for
55.38 percent and 15.4 percent of the global exports, respectively.

79. Noted that the region is not sufficient in soybean and maize, AFSRB suggested each
country to consider competitive advantages to address the status.

80. The meeting was informed about AFSIS analysis report which consists of Early
Warning information (EWI), Agricultural Commodity Outlook (ACO), Food Security Policy
Brief (2014) and ASEAN Food Security Analysis report.

81. The entire report appears as ANNEX 19

Agenda item 12: ASEAN FOOD SITUATION

82. AFSIS reported that the ASEAN is a rice self-sufficient region which the production
was over utilisation at 114.78% the country with surplus rice were Thailand Vietnam and
Cambodia. On the other hand, while the SEAN region food security rating was abundant,
however there was some diversity among ASEAN countries. Sugar and Cassava production
were also over utilisation at 137.52 and 155.48. On the contrary, Maize and Soy bean was
still not becoming self-sufficient as the production levels are at 89% and 23% self-sufficient.

83. The entire report appears as ANNEX 20

Agenda item 13: OTHER MATTERS

13.1 Proposal on ASEAN-ADB Technical Cooperation

84. The meeting was informed of the proposal of the ADB’s supports for the 2nd AIFS and
SPA-FS, which will be supported by Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) amounting of
USD 800.000. The significant added values to the proposal: (i) to support institutional
capacity building for the APTERR, AFSRB, AFSIS, and corresponding secretariats;
(ii) to support better transition to the AEC 2015, (iii) to strengthen mechanism of engagement
of wider multi-stakeholders, including private sectors, CSOs and NGOs, and (iv) to support
expansion of rice trade forum to food trade forum. There will be several activities as
following: intelligent information system, compliment of self-sufficiency and trade, disaster
risk management using technology such as remote sensing to help responding to climate
change and rice price volatility. Considering administrative procedures, ADB informed that
the implementation of the new TA would take effect the soonest on the third quarter of 2013.
Following AFSRB’s request to support for the establishment of the technical working group
to finalise the new SPA-FS, ADB suggested two options: (i) to request AFSRB to submit new
request for support, or (ii) use the remaining balance of the TA 7495 to support the TWG.
Noting that the current TA will be closed in June 2013, the Meeting agreed to speed up
establishment of TWG and requested the TWG to start working before end of June 2013.
Following requirements of the JFPR, ADB requested support for more visibility of Japan in
the new TA. The entire proposal appears as ANNEX 21

13.2 Project Proposal India on Managing Food Security and Price Volatility in India
and ASEAN region

85. The meeting was informed and noted the proposal from India. The entire proposal
appears as ANNEX 22

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13.3 Second Phase of AIFS and SPA-FS (2014 – 2019)

86. The meeting was informed that in addressing the long-term food security in the
ASEAN region, an ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework was developed to
provide scope and joint pragmatic approaches for cooperation among ASEAN Member
States. The AIFS Framework provides Goal, Objectives, Definition of Terminology, Guiding
Reference and Principles, and Components, which are supported by a Strategic Plan of
Action on Food Security in the ASEAN Region (SPA-FS), which covers a five-year period
from 2013 to 2018. The ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework and Strategic
Plan of Action on Food Security (SPA –FS) 2014-2018 need to be developed under the new
context and commitments from ASEAN Leaders, focusing on the following contents.
87. The entire proposal appears as ANNEX 23

Agenda item 14: DATE AND VENUE OF THE NEXT MEETING

88. The Meeting agreed that the 34th Meeting of the AFSRB would be held in Lao DPR,
tentatively in June 2014. Lao PDR will inform the AFSRB Secretariat of the date and venue
of the Meeting in due time.

Agenda item 15: ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

89. The Meeting considered and adopted the Report of the 33rd Meeting of the AFSRB
held on 6-7 June 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

90. The delegates from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar,
Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam expressed their sincere appreciation to the
Government and the people of Indonesia for the warm hospitality accorded them and the
excellent arrangements made for the Meeting. Member Countries also appreciated the
assistance rendered by the AFSRB Secretariat and the ASEAN Secretariat.

91. The Meeting was held in an amicable atmosphere and in the traditional spirit of
ASEAN cooperation and solidarity.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 7 June 2013

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