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

Brazil 1 – Hunger 0

February 23, 2015

The “World Farm” has a lot to cheer about… The latest report jointly published by the FAO, the IFAD and the WFP on worldwide food security indicates that Brazil has reached the MDG, that is to say to cut by half the ratio of its population suffering from hunger. The rate of undernourishment prevalence has indeed come down under the five percent threshold. This development illustrates the effectiveness of the policies implemented in Brazil since 2003.

Such success is essentially due to the specific Brazilian approach, which is based on both agribusiness and family farming¬¬ the Government’s option to support economic development through its “Zero Hunger” strategy. It is a plan that works on easing access to adequate food, supporting agriculture and the activities that generate incomes and social participation.

Brazil is thus betting on its agricultural activities as a factor of political and social balance and a first-rate economic driver. As an agricultural power that cannot be ignored, Brazil’s agriculture and agro-food represent 7.3 percent of global agricultural exports, and the country’s ranks third in the world for agricultural exports, behind the European Union and the United States. Soybean remains the key export commodity, followed by sugarcane (for sugar and ethanol), meat (mostly poultry and beef), coffee and grain.

Although restricted by significant drawbacks––lack of infrastructures, rugged roads, poor management of resources and inadequate distribution of agricultural productivity gains––the country has become the “World Farm” in the past 30 years.

momagri is closely monitoring the development of Brazilian agriculture, since its SGPAA (Public Support to Agricultural and Food Production) indicator regarding Brazil is regularly rising (+55 percent between 2007 and 2012), and nowexceeds the per-capital figure for the European Union in 2013-2014. Such increase demonstrates the balance between achieving food security and the conquest of new markets. And this added to the latest example materialized by the Brazil/China agricultural axis formed around the increasing number of trade agreements between the two powers.

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