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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Food security in Great Britain: the government is willing to ' play its role '

07 February 2011



British farmers were already showing concern in early January 2011: the United Kingdom depends too heavily on agricultural imports to face the scheduled increase in domestic food demand by 2030, mainly due to population growth.

One month after the declaration made by Peter Kendall, President of the largest agricultural union in the country, the British agricultural sector as a whole, affirms the importance of increasing production to ensure the country’s food security and avoid future price increases. Indeed, according to a government report, food prices could increase by 50% if current production levels remain the same.

“British agriculture has a critical role to play in securing food supplies for the long term and we must look at how the UK can be part of the solution.” said Dr. Helen Ferrier, advisor to the country’s largest agricultural union, the National Farmers Union.

Also, Caroline Spelman, the minister of agriculture, has declared that the government is ready to play its role, that is to say, to accompany and assist the farming community to produce more and better. The practical implementation of this “accompaniment” remains to be seen.

In the UK, debates on the role of agriculture are in full swing and discussions are in progress on the importance of ensuring not only a sufficient level of food security for the population, but also the limits of an exclusively external supply to achieve it. An unusual fact that deserves to be raised considering Britain’s traditional position vis-à-vis the CAP. To be continued...

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