A major challenge to food security worldwide is a dearth of accurate, timely information. Without reliable information regarding world agricultural markets, production, and stocks, policymakers may engage in harmful policies such as export bans or panic buying, only serving to further drive up food prices and price volatility.
The Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), supported by the 2011 G20 Action Plan, aims to address this challenge through monitoring, analysis, and interpretation of markets and policy developments. The goal of AMIS is to enhance transparency and information-sharing regarding global agricultural markets.
Download notes from the April 2012 AMIS meeting.