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 53539
Fax: (+39) 06 570 53152
Email: [email protected]

2nd session of the Global Food Market Information Group

02 Oct 2012 - 04 Oct 2012
Rome, Italy

The second session of the Global Food Market Information Group was divided into three parts: (i) a roundtable discussion with representatives of the private sector; (ii) a focused discussion with country focal points on the AMIS work plan; and (iii) a workshop to review the status of the AMIS database.

  • 2 October: The first day of the meeting featured a roundtable discussion between AMIS and representatives of the private sector to exchange views and promote dialogue on the global agricultural market situation. The roundtable was an important first step to build trust through partnership and strengthen a common understanding of market developments and trends.
  • 3 October: The second day of the meeting reviewed AMIS activities since the launch of the initiative in September 2011 and drew up plans for its second year of operation with inputs from country focal points. Particular emphasis was given to data collection and validation, indicator development, and AMIS capacity building projects.
  • 4 October: The closing day of the meeting was devoted to individual consultations of country delegations with the AMIS Secretariat. Specific workshops reviewed the status of the AMIS database and discussed technical challenges that need to be addressed.