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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: AMIS-Secretariat@fao.org

Rapid Response Forum

The Rapid Response Forum is composed of Senior Officials from countries participating in AMIS. It is designed to promote early discussion among decision-level officials about critical market conditions to encourage the coordination of policies and the development of common strategies. The Forum has one ordinary session per year and can meet at short notice when global market conditions warrant policy action.

Previous and upcoming events

2nd session of the Rapid Response Forum
20 Feb 2013
Washington D.C., United States
The second session of the Rapid Response Forum reviewed progress of AMIS and the 2013 work plan; discussed the status of collaboration with country focal points; adopted the Concept Paper on [...]
1st session of the Rapid Response Forum
11 Apr 2012
Mexico City, Mexico
This first session of the AMIS Rapid Response Forum reviewed and finalized the Rapid Response Forum Concept Paper, considered the market situation and outlook for the AMIS commodities and elected the [...]
AMIS inception meeting
15 Sep 2011 to 16 Sep 2011
Rome, Italy
The first meeting of the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) was held in FAO headquarters, Rome, on 15-16 September 2011, to discuss the mechanisms for setting up AMIS. The meeting [...]
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National focal points

Argentina
Jesús Silveyra
Ministry of Agriculture
Australia
Matthew Worrell
Assistant Secretary, Trade & Market Access Division, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Brazil
Marcelo Fernandes Guimarães
General-Coordinator of Studies and Information, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply
Canada
Marco Valicenti
Director General, Sector Development and Analysis Directorate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
China
Zhao Lijun
Deputy Director, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture
Egypt
Amera ElSayed Galal
Senior Specialist, Economic Affairs Sector, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
European Union
Tassos Haniotis
Director
European Commission
France
Valerie Metrich-Hecquet
Director General, Economic and Environmental Performance of Enterprises (DGPE), Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Germany
Friedrich Wacker
Deputy Director General, International Cooperation, Global Food Policy, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture (BMEL)
India
Battu Lal Meena
Additional Economic Adviser in Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers' Welfare
Indonesia
Mat Syukur
Assistant Minister for Innovation and Agriculture Technology, Ministry of Agriculture
Italy
Felice Assenza
Director of the Office for International Affairs, Ministero delle Politiche Agricole, Alimentari e Forestali
Japan
Noriko Shimauchi
Deputy Director, International Organizations Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Kazakhstan
Shaimerden Akhmetov
Director, Processing and Agrofood Markets Department
Republic of Korea
Sooah Choi
Deputy Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (MAFRA)
Republic of Korea
Youngsoo Ahn
Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (MAFRA)
Mexico
Patricia Ornelas Ruiz
Director in Chief, SIAP
Nigeria
Muyiwa Azeez
Director of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Philippines
Noel A. Padre
Director, Policy Research Service of the Department of Agriculture
Russian Federation
Maxim Markovich
Deputy Director, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia
Russian Federation
Arefeva Valeria
Consultant, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia
Saudi Arabia
Naif Al Shamri
Ministry of Agriculture
South Africa
Christo Joubert
National Agricultural Marketing Council
Spain
Esperanza Orellana
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
Thailand
Chantanon Wannakejohn
Deputy Secretary General of Office of Agricultural Economics
Turkey
Mehmet Kìlcì
Coordinator for Politics and Economics Research Working Group, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Ukraine
Olexandr Zhemoyda
Director-General, Directorate of Strategy and European Integration of the Minagropolicy
United Kingdom
Michael Bourne
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
USA
Robert Johansson
Chief Economist, US Department of Agriculture
Viet Nam
Ngo The Hien
Deputy Directorof the Center for Informatics and Statistics, MARD