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Meetings of the Rapid Response Forum

The Rapid Response Forum is composed of Senior Officials from countries participating in AMIS. It is designed to promote early discussion among decision-level officials about critical market conditions to encourage the coordination of policies and the development of common strategies. The Forum has one ordinary session per year and can meet at short notice when global market conditions warrant policy action.

List of national focal points (click to expand)

Argentina
Javier Leonel Rodriguez
Secretary of Political and Institutional Coordination and Agricultural Emergency
Argentina
Verónica Caride
National Director of International Agri-food Affairs
Australia
Libby Bie
Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Trade, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Brazil
Marcelo Fernandes Guimarães
General-Coordinator of Studies and Information, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply
Canada
Steve Lavergne
Director, Grains and Oilseeds Division, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
China
Zhao Lijun
Deputy Director, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture
Egypt
Amera ElSayed Galal
Senior Specialist, Economic Affairs Sector, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
European Union
Tassos Haniotis
Director
European Commission
France
Catherine Geslain-Lannéelle
General Director for Agricultural, Agrifood and Regional Policies, Ministry of Agriculture, General Directorate for Agricultural, Agrifood and Regional Policies (DGPAAT)
Germany
German Jeub
Director-General, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Germany
Sigrun Neuwerth
Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
India
Battu Lal Meena
Additional Economic Adviser in Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers' Welfare
Indonesia
Mat Syukur
Assistant Minister for Innovation and Agriculture Technology, Ministry of Agriculture
Italy
Felice Assenza
Director of the Office for International Affairs, Ministero delle Politiche Agricole, Alimentari e Forestali
Japan
Kenichi Kawamoto
Counsellor for International Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Kazakhstan
Shaimerden Akhmetov
Director, Processing and Agrofood Markets Department
Republic of Korea
Sooah Choi
Deputy Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (MAFRA)
Republic of Korea
Youngsoo Ahn
Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (MAFRA)
Mexico
Raul Urteaga Trani
International Affairs Coordinator, Mexican Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food
Nigeria
Muyiwa Azeez
Director of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Philippines
Romeo S. Recide
Interim Deputy National Statistician, Philippine Statistics Authority
Russian Federation
Maxim Markovich
Deputy Director, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia
Russian Federation
Arefeva Valeria
Consultant, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia
Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Alshiha
Deputy Minister for Research and Development Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture
South Africa
Christo Joubert
National Agricultural Marketing Council
Spain
Fernando Miranda Sotillos
Director General de Producciones y Mercados Agrícolas, Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
Thailand
Surasak Pannop
Deputy Secretary General, Office of Agricultural Economics
Turkey
Muhammet Demirtaş
Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies, Head of Department of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research
Ukraine
Olena Kovalova
Director, Department of Strategy and Economic Development, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food
United Kingdom
Amy Holmes
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
United Kingdom
Maria Lacunza
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
United Kingdom
Ian Mitchell
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
USA
Robert Johannson
Chief Economist, US Department of Agriculture
Viet Nam
Nguyen Thi Thuy
Deputy Directorof the Center for Informatics and Statistics, MARD
   

Previous and upcoming events

Fifth session of the Rapid Response Forum
10 Mar 2016
Washington, DC, United States
At the invitation of the United States Department of Agriculture the fifth session of the AMIS Rapid Response Forum was organized at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, [...]
Fourth session of the Rapid Response Forum
26 Mar 2015 to 27 Mar 2015
London, United Kingdom
The fourth session of the Rapid Response Forum was hosted by the United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in London/UK. The meeting reviewed progress and activities of AMIS [...]
06 Mar 2014
Canberra, Australia
The third session of the AMIS Rapid Response Forum reviewed the 2014 work plan and the progress made by AMIS in the previous twelve months. The Forum was updated on [...]
20 Feb 2013
Washington D.C., United States
The second session of the Rapid Response Forum reviewed progress of AMIS and the 2013 work plan; discussed the status of collaboration with country focal points; adopted the Concept Paper on [...]
11 Apr 2012
Mexico City, Mexico
This first session of the AMIS Rapid Response Forum reviewed and finalized the Rapid Response Forum Concept Paper, considered the market situation and outlook for the AMIS commodities and elected the [...]
15 Sep 2011 to 16 Sep 2011
Rome, Italy
The first meeting of the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) was held in FAO headquarters, Rome, on 15-16 September 2011, to discuss the mechanisms for setting up AMIS. The meeting [...]