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8th session of the Rapid Response Forum

25 Feb 2019 - 26 Feb 2019

The 8th session of the AMIS Rapid Response Forum was hosted by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. A main focus of this year's meeting was identifying options to ensure the long-term sustainability of the AMIS initiatiive. The meeting also featured a panel discussion on China's revised production estimates. The meeting elected Mr. Marcelo Fernandes Guimar√£es as the new Chair of AMIS, who will start his one-year term at the end of the forthcoming meeting of the Global Food Market Information Group.

Country focal points furthermore participated in two side events. One - organized on the margins of the WTO Committee on Agriculture meeting - explored possible areas of enhanced collaboration between AMIS and WTO. Another - organized by the Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) - discussed new developments and applications of earth observation activities for crop forecasting and analysis.