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 52057
Fax: (+39) 06 570 53152

The Global Food Market Information Group

The 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.

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
Director, Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, Department of Agriculture
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
Unchana Tracho
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)
Joseph Glauber
Chief Economist, US Department of Agriculture
Viet Nam
Nguyen Thi Thuy
Deputy Directorof the Center for Informatics and Statistics, MARD