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Seventh session of the Rapid Response Forum

15 Mar 2018

The Seventh Session of the AMIS Rapid Response Forum was held in Rosario, Argentina, following the first meeting of G20 Agriculture Deputies organized by the Argentinean G20 Presidency. The meeting reviewed the situation and outlook of global food markets, especially as regards the four AMIS crops: wheat, maize, rice and soybeans, and discussed the overall work programme of the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS). As one possible new focus area delegates reviewed a proposal of Chatham House to expand the remit of AMIS to include the monitoring of food trade "chokepoints", i.e. critical junctures along main trade routes.

Meeting delegates elected Canada as the new Chair of AMIS. The chairmanship will be handed over from Argentina to Canada at the next meeting of the Global Food Market Information Group on 3-4 May 2018.

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