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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
Email: [email protected]

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

7th session of the Global Food Market Information Group
14 May 2015 to 15 May 2015
Rome, Italy
The seventh session of the Global Food Market Information Group was held in FAO headquarters in Rome.  14 May: Delegates were updated on the progress of AMIS and the successful collaboration with GEOGLAM [...]
6th session of the Global Food Market Information Group
09 Oct 2014 to 10 Oct 2014
Rome, Italy
The sixth session of the Global Food Market Information Group was held over two days. 9 October: Delegates were updated on the progress of AMIS and took part in discussions regarding the [...]
5th session of the Global Food Market Information Group
20 May 2014 to 21 May 2014
Mexico City, Mexico
The fifth session of the Global Food Market Information Group was held over two days. 20 May: The first day of the meeting concentrated on updating delegates on the work carried out [...]
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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
Roberto Milletti
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
Myung Hyun Kim
Agricultural Commerce Division, Ministry of Agriculture
Gustavo Tenorio Sandoval
Director of Strategic Analysis, SIAP
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
Maxim Titov
Deputy Director, Department of AIC Market Regulation, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Abdelaziz Al Huwaish
Director-General of the International Cooperation 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
Vinit Atisook
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
Senior Policy Advisor to the Chief Economist, 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