Market Intelligence Cereal Committee - Terms of Reference

Market Intelligence Cereal Committee (MICC) Terms of Reference

It is a committee under the umbrella of the Home Grown Cereal Authority. It has representatives from all relevant sectors of the industry, Defra and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds. Its key objective is to monitor and report on the cereal supply and demand situation. It is an interactive forum whereby views on both supply and demand are discussed against the background of the formal Defra annual supply and demand estimates.

Terms of Reference

  1. The AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Board provides the chairman.
  2. The committee meets quarterly, in March, June, October and December at AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds in London.
  3. The committee considers and approves the draft text that accompanies the Defra annual supply and demand estimates and monthly usage data, collated by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.
  4. The committee comments proactively on the annual supply and demand estimates to help Defra and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds with future estimates.
  5. The committee provides Defra and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds with strategic guidance on specific statistical issues, such as future data requirements and feedback on current data and its interpretation.
  6. The committee includes representatives from all the major producing, trading and consuming sectors of the industry as well as AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds and Defra.
  7. Appointments are normally made through formal proposals from the appropriate trade associations.

Updated 15 July 2003