A new vision for agriculture
momagri, movement for a world agricultural organization, is a think tank chaired by Christian Pèes.
It brings together, managers from the agricultural world and important people from external perspectives,
such as health, development, strategy and defense. Its objective is to promote regulation
of agricultural markets by creating new evaluation tools, such as economic models and indicators,
and by drawing up proposals for an agricultural and international food policy.
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A modernization law planned for a sector in crisis

22 September 2009

According to Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of Agriculture, the agricultural sector is experiencing “the most serious economic crisis in over thirty years.” Speaking at the Châlons-en-Champagne trade fair on August 31, the minister noted that “strong responses” were needed in order to address the current challenges facing different agricultural sectors: “We cannot continue as we did in the past. We need to give the agricultural sector new means, we must face the challenges of national demands, of the common agricultural policy, and of the new international situation”, he added.

It was on that account that the minister launched a “great debate” on September 14, to define four to five key points of focus to bring structural responses to a sector that has been marked by numerous crises. The agreements that are reached should serve as the basis for the new law on agricultural modernization (LMA), which the minister is hoping to submit to Parliament before year’s end.

According to the minister, this LMA should allow agriculture to find its place in an ever-increasing globalized economy. Let’s hope that this also means finding new regulation paths for the agricultural sector, because agriculture is the economic sector which has experienced the most mutations and adaptations over the past thirty years, over the course of successive CAP reforms. But, if this sector is experiencing an unprecedented crisis, it is perhaps because little by little, deregulation is deconstructing the latest major agricultural framework laws.

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