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.
A look at the news

A new solidarity fund to deal with rising prices

September 10, 2012

On September 12, the French association of wheat growers (Association Générale des Producteurs de Blé or AGPB) and its counterpart for corn (Association Générale des Producteurs de Maïs or AGPM) has confirmed its decision to set up a structural solidarity fund of approximately €100 million to assist farmers.

The fund’s objective is “to develop a contractual policy to stabilize excessive market fluctuations based on the June 15, 2011 agreement between grain growers, storage entities, feedstock producers and farmers.” The fund’s operating procedures were finalized during the International Livestock Trade Fair (SPACE) held in Rennes, Brittany, between September 11 and 14, 2012.

French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll welcomed a decision that aims to address the “livestock breeders’ concerns linked to grain rising prices.” Likewise, the major French agricultural federations quickly expressed their keen interest in the project. Some others are more skeptical as to the sustainability and effectiveness of such a plan without a long-term, French and European commitment to manage the agricultural market crisis.

Two major points are emphasized regarding the establishment of this fund––the development of a device tax to “smooth incomes from one year to the next through a revision of the existing endowment mechanisms concerning hazards, so that the necessary visibility is provided in case of market downturns”, as well as the pledge that the CAP reform will “manage European incentives to value productivity and to reject any break in its implementation or bias with [their] European––and particularly German––partners.”

The Minister of Agriculture, who has "welcome this professional initiative," announced an overhaul of the tax system and "asked the Commission to strengthen community mechanisms for regulating and smoothing effects of volatility in the context of CAP reform. "

It is indeed essential in order that these intentions resulted into a truly “structural” effect. We must go much further than the CAP reform draft currently proposed by the European Commission. Momagri told it: another CAP is possible!
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Paris, 26 April 2019