A new vision for agriculture
momagri, movement for a world agricultural organization, is a think tank chaired by Pierre Pagesse.
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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Developing Agricultural Infrastructures: A Prerequisite to Reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

07 April 2008

At the first African Water Week, held in Tunis from March 26 to 28, 2008, the World Bank joined forces with the African Development Bank (ADB) and the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) to appeal for "increased funding and a renewed commitment to agricultural hydraulics" on the African continent.

The objective is to respond to the urgent need for growth in the African agricultural sector, which the World Bank now considers an essential prerequisite to reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). To this effect, NEPAD Agriculture Advisor Robert Mkandawire said, "We cannot dispense with public and private strategic investments in the water sector if we hope to foster increased agricultural production and achieve the objectives of reducing poverty and stimulating food production and the economy by 2015." With regard to farmers' dependency on unpredictable weather, he added, "Relying on irregular and uncertain rainfall for agricultural production heavily mortgages the productivity of crops in the region."

However, while the initiative does emphasize the essential need to develop infrastructures that support agricultural competitiveness, one major question remains in light of the current situation: does liberalization of international agricultural trade truly benefit a region that does not have sufficient infrastructures to reach the world market and support international competition?
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