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

Farmers' Income in 2007: Uncertain Increase Hides Vast Disparities

07 January 2008



According to the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), net income for farmers in 2007 increased by an average of 12 percent over the 2006 figures. While grain growers seem to have plenty to celebrate these days, livestock farmers are feeling the full force of increasing grain prices (+60 percent for soft wheat).

Indeed, the first group saw a 98 percent increase in its income, although there is currently no guarantee that grain prices will remain at such high levels1 ; members of the second group, on the other hand, are suffering from more or less substantial income loss. Worst off among them are pig and poultry farmers, whose income has plummeted by 60 percent!

Since they rely on grain prices, livestock farmers have had to spend more to make up for the 15 percent increase in animal feed prices. Pig farmers have also had to bear the brunt of a 10 percent drop in the selling price of meat, as well as a nearly 13 percent decrease in exports compared to the previous year.

In light of these developments, the French Permanent Assembly of Chambers of Agriculture (APCA) recommends that "the allocation of agricultural assistance be revised to take into account market realities and a policy for managing the new risks linked to price volatility be implemented."

The WOAgri model developed by the World Organization for Agriculture will serve, precisely, to help resolve these issues by modeling real agricultural conditions, particularly price volatility, with the goal of becoming a decision assistance tool to aid national and international decision-makers.

1 See our article in “A Look at the News” entitled "Agricultural Price Forecasts Point to Further Uncertainty," dated December 10, 2007.
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