AMIS > About > Information Group

Contact us

AMIS Secretariat
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy

Tel: (+39) 06 570 53539
Fax: (+39) 06 570 53152

Global Food Market Information Group

The Global Food Market Information Group consists of technical representatives from countries participating in AMIS. It is responsible for providing regular reliable, accurate, timely and comparable data regarding the supply and demand position and its probable short term development, as well as regarding prices, of the AMIS crops. Furthermore, it organises the timely collection of national policy developments that could impact the market situation and outlook.

The Information Group meets twice per year to review the progress of AMIS and to discuss technical issues including the collection of the latest supply and demand data, preparation of forecasts, establishment of indicators and capacity development initiatives.

Previous and upcoming events

15th session of the Global Food Market Information Group
27 May 2019 to 28 May 2019
Rome, Italy
The 15th session of the Global Food Market Information Group was held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. The meeting provided an opportunity to review the current situation and outlook [...]
14th session of the Global Food Market Information Group
12 Nov 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
Focal points from AMIS participating countries and representatives of Secretariat member organizations met in Geneva on 12 November for the fourteenth Session of the Global Food Market Information Group. The [...]
13th session of the Global Food Market Information Group
03 May 2018 to 04 May 2018
Rome, Italy
The thirteenth session of the Global Food Market Information Group took place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. Meeting participants discussed the current market situation and outlook of the four [...]
1 2 3 4 5

National focal points

Agustín Larralde
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Caroline Gunning-Trant
Assistant Secretary, Agricultural Commodities and Trade Branch, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
Marcelo Fernandes Guimarães
General-Coordinator of Studies and Information, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply
Tony McDougall
Deputy Director, Grains and Oilseeds Division, Sector Development and Analysis Directorate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Li Gan-qiong
Researcher, Agricultural Information Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Mohamed Abdel-Nabi Dosoky
Head of the Economic Affairs Sector, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
European Union
Justyna Wrobel
Team Leader, European Commission
Juliette Prade
General Directorate for Economic and Environmental Performance of Enterprises (DGPE)
Friedrich-Wilhelm Kuhlmann
Head of Unit, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Battu Lal Meena
Additional Economic Adviser in Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers' Welfare
Luthful Hakim
Head of Commodities Division, Center for Agricultural Data and Information Systems (CADIS), Ministry of Agriculture
Patrizio Piozzi
Expert in Market Analysis, Istituto di Servizi per il Mercato Agricolo Alimentare (ISMEA)
Noriko Shimauchi
Deputy Director, International Organizations Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Damir Zhaksylykov
Expert of Division of Information-Analytical support of Strategic Planning and Analysis Department, Ministry of Agriculture
Republic of Korea
Yoon Jong-Yeol
Department of Agricultural Outlook, Grain Office, Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI)
Javier Calderòn
General Deputy Director for Economic Studies and International Trade Negotiation, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food
Muyiwa Azeez
Director of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Noel A. Padre
Director, Policy Research Service of the Department of Agriculture
Russian Federation
Evgeniy Ahpashev
Acting Director, FSBI "Specialized Accounting Center in Agricultural Sector" of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia
Russian Federation
Vladimir Volik
Deputy Director, Department of Agrifood Market Regulation, Food and Processing Industry, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia
Saudi Arabia
Mosleh A. Alghamdi
General manager of Economic Studies, Planning and Statistics Department, Ministry of Agriculture
South Africa
Mogala Mamabolo
Director of Marketing, Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
Silvia Capdevila Montes
Deputy Director, General Direction of Agricultural productions and markets
Premchai Gatesumpao
Director of Centre for Agricultural Information, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Arap Dìrì
Engineer, Turkish Statistical Institute, Agricultural Statistics Department
Oksana Zavorotko
Head, Division of Strategic Planning, Deputy Director of the Department of Strategy and Economic Development
United Kingdom
Nick Olney
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Joe Cooper
Branch Chief, Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture

Mark Jekanowski
Acting Chairman of the World Agricultural Outlook Board, US Department of Agriculture
Viet Nam
Ngo The Hien
Deputy Directorof the Center for Informatics and Statistics, MARD