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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 53539
Email: AMIS-Secretariat@fao.org

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.

List of national focal points (click to expand)

Argentina
Mario Osvaldo García
Director of Agricultural Markets, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Australia
Caroline Gunning-Trant
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
Brazil
Marcelo Fernandes Guimarães
General-Coordinator of Studies and Information, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply
Canada
Tony McDougall
Deputy Director, Grains and Oilseeds Division, Sector Development and Analysis Directorate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
China
Li Gan-qiong
Researcher, Agricultural Information Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Egypt
Samy Mohamed Abdel Hamid
Head of the Economic Affairs Sector, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
European Union
Eric Willems
Acting Head of Unit, Arable crops, sugar, fibre plants, animal feed
France
Marc Severac
Head of Unit Cereals, Sugar, Oilseeds, Ministry of Agriculture, General Directorate for Agricultural, Agrifood and Regional Policies (DGPAAT)
Germany
Friedrich-Wilhelm Kuhlmann
Head of Unit, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
India
Battu Lal Meena
Additional Economic Adviser in Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers' Welfare
Indonesia
Leli Nuryati
Head of Crops Statistic Division, Center for Agricultural Data and Information Systems (CADIS), Ministry of Agriculture
Italy
Patrizio Piozzi
Expert in Market Analysis, Istituto di Servizi per il Mercato Agricolo Alimentare (ISMEA)
Japan
Takayoshi Kondo
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Kazakhstan
Damir Zhaksylykov
Expert of Division of Information-Analytical support of Strategic Planning and Analysis Department, Ministry of Agriculture
Republic of Korea
Jong Jin Kim
Assistant Director, Grains outlook team/Agricultural Outlook Center, Korea Rural Economic Institue (KREI)
Mexico
Javier Calderòn
General Deputy Director for Economic Studies and International Trade Negotiation, Ministry 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
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
Billy Morokolo
Director, Domestic Marketing Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
Spain
Elena M Cores García
Head of Arable Crops Unit, General Direction of Agricultural productions and markets
Thailand
Supaporn Bongsunun
Director of Centre for Agricultural Information, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Turkey
Arap Dìrì
Engineer, Turkish Statistical Institute, Agricultural Statistics Department
Ukraine
Yaroslav Cherevychnyy
Head, Division on Situation and Monitoring of Agricultural Market, Department for Economic Development and Agricultural Market
United Kingdom
Allan Howsam
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
United Kingdom
Nick Olney
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
United Kingdom
Ian Lonsdale
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
USA
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
   

Previous and upcoming events

Ninth session of the Global Food Market Information Group
22 Jun 2016 to 23 Jun 2016
Rome, Italy
The ninth session of the Global Food Market Information Group will take place at FAO headquarters. Apart from updating country representatives on AMIS progress and the status of country collaboration, [...]
Eighth session of the Global Food Market Information Group
19 Oct 2015 to 20 Oct 2015
Milan, Italy
The eighth session of the Global Food Market Information Group took place at Expo Milan 2015. At the invitation of the Italian Government, country focal points gathered in the Expo [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
01 Oct 2013 to 02 Oct 2013
Rome, Italy
The fourth session 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 Secretariat [...]
23 Apr 2013 to 24 Apr 2013
Paris, France
The third session 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 demand [...]
02 Oct 2012 to 04 Oct 2012
Rome, Italy
The second session 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 country [...]
09 Feb 2012 to 10 Feb 2012
Rome, Italy
This first session 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 AMIS [...]