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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 the Rapid Response Forum; and elected the new AMIS Chair.

The field of competence of the Rapid Response Forum, composed by Senior Officials from countries participating in AMIS, according to its Terms of Reference “is designed to promote early discussion among decision-level officials about abnormal international market conditions to encourage the coordination of policies and the development of common strategies. In particular, it:

  1. promotes early information exchange and discussion on crisis prevention and responses among policy-makers;
  2. assists in mobilizing wide and rapid political support for appropriate policy response and actions on issues affecting agricultural production and markets in times of crisis, without seeking to influence humanitarian responses; and
  3. briefs and maintains a two-way dialogue with the Secretariat and the Bureau of the Committee of World Food Security on the deliberations of the Forum.