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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Exceptional aid measures:
Agricultural market conditions remain strained

November 23, 2015

The European Ministers for Agriculture met in Brussels on November 16 to review the implementation of the package of measures adopted at the September 7 Extraordinary Council to help agricultural markets, especially the dairy and pig meat markets.

Although it did mention the stabilization of milk prices, the Commission is far less optimistic concerning the pork sector. “Prices have not improved,” even admitted Phil Hogan. As a result, the Commission announced the implementation of a new private storage aid program to support the pork market in early 2016.

On a broader front, the Commission also outlined its agenda on the simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)––a program that does not meet unanimous interest among member states that remain divided on the need to modify the CAP basic acts. This follows European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan’s past statement indicating he did not rule out a review of the founding acts of the reformed CAP in order to achieve further simplification.

Lastly, Phil Hogan proposed the creation of “a scoreboard for agriculture” with the objective to provide full access and transparency for all statistics regarding grain, beef, milk and dairy products, poultry, pork and sugar. The Commissioner added that the objective will be based on the latest national, European and international data to make better use of market opportunities, and tackle price volatility.

This latest tool could prove to be especially critical to impart a full account of the reality of agricultural markets, and bolster our protection against their erratic fluctuations. Yet, while updating and simplifying––the Commission’s watchwords since the arrival of he new commissioner––are essential, they are not nearly enough. Because the current situation of European agricultural markets––partly due to the Russian ban on exports––comes from the failure of the short-term and long-term measures proposed by Brussels.

For Belgium’s Minister Willy Borsus, we need “market warning or even regulation measures” to bring a lasting solution to the agricultural crisis, since the European Union is indeed experiencing an agricultural crisis.

In this background of crisis, the momagri Agency fulfills a blank yet vital opening for a new global governance system––the rating of agricultural policies and markets.

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