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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Agriculture and agro-food: A global challenge for France

July 20, 2015


While the combined hog, dairy and cattle crisis is undermining French agriculture in a context of structural deficiencies and temporary disturbances notably regarding the Russian market embargo, both producers and distributors are trying to move––and not without difficulty––beyond the internal bickering. French livestock farming is not doing well, and its neighbors and market instability threaten its survival and competitiveness.

The figures speak for themselves:
    - Between 2000 and 2014, the output of German livestock farming grew by 37 percent and that of Spain by 20 percent, while French output declined by 11 percent.

    - French Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll indicated that close to 10 percent of livestock breeding farms––between 22,000 and 25,000 operations––is on the verge of insolvency, which accounts for at least 40,000 direct jobs.
In this context, how can the competitiveness of French agribusinesses be restored? To resolve this urgent and bold issue, Les Echos, in partnership with InVivo, Tereos and Oliver Wyman, formed the Think Tank Agroalimentaire.

Agro-food is the leading French industry with 15,789 firms, €158 billion in combined sales and close to 500,000 direct jobs1. Yet, France has been losing influence in global markets since 2000. To meet the challenges faced by French agribusinesses, the think tank thus compiled a set of recommendations focusing on five major projects:
    - Producing better by combining productivity and resource conservation,
    - Stimulating the competitiveness of agriculture and food,
    - Supporting exports through quality leadership and the “produced in France” claim,
    - Encouraging the “living together” for agribusiness stakeholders,
    - Consolidating the position of agro-food in the general public.
For France, agriculture and food are an anti-crisis weapon and a first-rate power tool. The implementation of this think tank perfectly illustrates these facts. Protecting farmers and consumers from the risks confronting this strategic sector should become a crucial issue for both the French Government and Brussels, since the attempts to paper up the cracks will only temporarily cover up the need for a fundamental transformation of the economic sector.


1 Association nationale des industries alimentaires (Ania)
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