About MIOA

Strategic plan

Purpose

To facilitate the timely and consistent exchange of market information on agricultural commodities and products between the members of MIOA.

Objectives

  1. To facilitate the exchange of agricultural market information among the member countries.
  2. To facilitate the exchange of technical expertise and identify training opportunities to enhance member countries’ market information systems.
  3. To promote the concept that timely and reliable market information contributes to the efficient marketing of agricultural products and helps to identify market opportunities.

Strategies

These are strategic action items to support the objectives of the Market Information Organization of the Americas:

  1. To facilitate the exchange of agricultural market information among the member countries:
    a. Develop, identify, utilize and share relevant Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
    b. Conduct Regular Meetings of MIOA and special workshops.
    c. Partner with national, regional and international organizations.
    d. Promote the harmonization of terminology and methodology of agricultural market information systems.

  2. To facilitate the exchange of technical expertise and identify training opportunities to enhance member countries’ market information systems:
    a. Support bilateral, multilateral and global exchange of specialists.
    b. Identify, share and promote Best Practices for the agricultural market information systems.
    c. Reach out to local and international organizations for support.
    d. Coordinate and conduct specialized training and workshops.
    e. Promote the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

  3. To promote the importance of timely and reliable market information and its contribution to efficient marketing of agricultural products and identification of market opportunities:
    a. Create and share MIOA promotional and informational materials.
    b. Encourage outreach by member countries to key stakeholders.
    c. Provide regular updates to institutional leadership on the efforts and accomplishments of MIOA.