About MIOA

Executive committee

The Executive Committee was created to act on behalf of the Organization as its executive organ, between sessions of the Organization. The Executive Committee makes proposals to the Organization regarding the general orientation and program of work of the Organization, study special problems, and help implement the program as approved by the Organization. The Executive Committee also carries out policies and priorities of the Organization and report to the Organization on its activities.

The Executive Committee is comprised of up to seven Members, five of them represent the regions of the Americas that make up MIOA (Northern, Central, Caribbean, Andean and Southern). The Regional Representatives are elected by the countries of that region. The sixth member is the ex-officio Chairperson of the Organization and the seventh member is from the host country appointed for the next regular MIOA meeting. The host country will only serve as an additional Executive Committee member until the conclusion of that Regular Session, and if none of the other members of the Executive Committee is from the host country.

The Executive Committee is composed of the following members:


Chair: Northern region representative

Terry C. Long, Director
Specialty Crops Market News 
Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA 
United States 
Tel.: + (202) 720 2175


Vice Chair: Central region representative

Enid Cuellar, Leader 
Sistema de Información de Mercados de Productos Agrícolas de Honduras 
Tel.: + (504) 2235 8981


Chair ex-officio






Caribbean region representative

Vincent la Corbiniere, Director 
Marketing Unit
Ministry of Agriculture, Food Production, Fisheries, Co-operatives and Rural Development
Santa Lucia
Tel.: + (758) 468 4165


Andean region representative

Victor Bucheli, General Coordinator 
Sistema de Información Nacional
Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca
Tel.: + (5411) 4349 2270


Southern region representative

Andrea Dansa, Coordinator
Fruits Section
Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca
Tel.: + (5411) 4349 2270


Host country regular meeting 2016 representative

Erwin Ardon, Director
Direccion de Planeamiento
Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación 
Tel: + (502) 2334 1048