Food and Nutrition Security in ASEAN : Regional Training for Practitioners

Food and Nutrition Security in ASEAN : Regional Training for Practitioners 23 – 26 March 2015 Bangkok Thailand

Why are they happy?

The first Regional Training on Food and Nutrition Security brought a lot of smiles to its participants. Let’s hear from some happy faces what made them happy.

Ms. Sri Sulihanti
Ms. Wa Ode Asmawati

Ms. Sri Sulihanti, Director of Center for Consumption Diversification and Food Safety from  Indonesia says she is planning to sign an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Muhammadiyah, a non-profit organization represented by the other participant from Indonesia, Ms. Wa Ode Asmawati, on a programme to promote nutritious food for school children in rural areas. They met at this training and decided to further assist one another on the promotion of food and nutrition security.


Mr. Cheattho Prak, a Deputy Director-General of General Directorate of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Cambodia

“I’m now confident to talk about food and nutrition security issues and related. I’m better aware that food security is not about food availability but also having a sustained variety of nutritious and safe food. Children need to know about the kind of food they should eat, how to select and cook and eat properly.”


Ms. Angkana Puttasri, Senior Policy and Plan Analyst from the Office of Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in Thailand

“I understand better about the ASEAN Integrated Food Systems Framework–what it is, what I have to do as a focal person for Thailand for this framework, and why we need to implement it.And to implement the framework and promote sustainable food production that contributes to food security at the national and regional levels it needs strong collaborations from all parties involved not only a single department or ministry.”



Ms. Vo Thi Quynh Nga, an officer in an International Integration and Investment Division of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Vietnam

“First, I was scared to attend this training as it was four days and it looked intense. But it turned out that I really liked it. I liked the training atmosphere very much. It was a serious discussion but in a very relaxing manner.The trainer was very good in explaining and communicating and made things easily understandable. The participants were very friendly and engaging.


Held by ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (SAS) incollaboration with GIZ Training Services Bangkok, the training brought together 12 regional practitioners to Thailand from 23-26 March 2015 to discuss the issues related to food and nutrition security. The participants were from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.


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