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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 52057
Fax: (+39) 06 570 53152

Meetings of the 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.

National focal points

Mario Osvaldo García
Director of Agricultural Markets, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Caroline Gunning-Trant
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
Samy Mohamed Abdel Hamid
Head of the Economic Affairs Sector, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
European Union
Eric Willems
Deputy Head of Unit, Arable crops, sugar, fibre plants, animal feed
Marc Severac
Head of Unit Cereals, Sugar, Oilseeds, Ministry of Agriculture, General Directorate for Agricultural, Agrifood and Regional Policies (DGPAAT)
Friedrich-Wilhelm Kuhlmann
Head of Unit, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Rugmini Parmar
Advisor, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture
Tassim Billah
Director, Centre for Agricultural Data and Information Systems, Ministry of Agriculture
Patrizio Piozzi
Expert in Market Analysis, Istituto di Servizi per il Mercato Agricolo Alimentare (ISMEA)
Yuichi Nakamura
Deputy Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Abdel Baltategi
Head of Agricultural Market Monitoring Division of Processing and Agrofood Markets Department
Republic of Korea
Jong Jin Kim
Assistant Director, Grains outlook team/Agricultural Outlook Center, Korea Rural Economic Institue (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
Romeo S. Recide
Interim Deputy National Statistician, Philippine Statistics Authority
Russian Federation
Mihail Orlov
Director of the Department for the regulation of the Agrifood market, Fisheries and Food processing industry, Ministry of Agriculture
Saudi Arabia
Mosleh A. Alghamdi
General manager of Economic Studies, Planning and Statistics Department, Ministry of Agriculture
South Africa
Billy Morokolo
Director, Domestic Marketing Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
Susana Humanes Magán
Subdirectora General de Cultivos Herbáceos e Indutriales, Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
Supaporn Bongsunun
Director of Centre for Agricultural Information, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Arap Dìrì
Engineer, Turkish Statistical Institute, Agricultural Statistics Department
Yaroslav Cherevychnyy
Head, Division on Situation and Monitoring of Agricultural Market, Department for Economic Development and Agricultural Market
United Kingdom
Jim Holding
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
United Kingdom
Allan Howsam
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Seth Meyer
Chair Person of the World Agricultural Outlook Board, US Department of Agriculture
Viet Nam
Nguyen Thi Thuy
Deputy Directorof the Center for Informatics and Statistics, MARD
14 May 2015 to 15 May 2015
Rome, Italy
The seventh meeting 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 [...]
09 Oct 2014 to 10 Oct 2014
The sixth meeting 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 [...]
20 May 2014 to 21 May 2014
Mexico City
The fifth meeting 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 [...]
01 Oct 2013 to 02 Oct 2013
The fourth meeting of the Global Food Market Information Group was held over two days. 1 October: The first day of the meeting concentrated on the work carried out by the [...]
23 Apr 2013 to 24 Apr 2013
The third meeting of the Global Food Market Information Group was hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Participants (i) reviewed the progress in establishing supply and [...]
02 Oct 2012 to 04 Oct 2012
The second meeting of the Global Food Market Information Group was divided into three parts: (i) a roundtable discussion with representatives of the private sector; (ii) a focused discussion with [...]
09 Feb 2012 to 10 Feb 2012
This first meeting of the AMIS Global Food Market Information Group aims to review procedures and tools that individual country members use for drawing national supply and demand balances for [...]