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

“Food security is the leading threat facing Pakistan, after terrorism”

12 April 2010

On a recent visit to Pakistan, a delegation of the World Bank declared that food security was the greatest threat currently facing Pakistan, aside from the terrorist threat. During an inspection of the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL), the country’s leading financial institution for the development of the agricultural sector, the World Bank experts highlighted the urgency of deploying all the available resources to invest in the country’s agriculture. According to the latter, the current investment deficit is estimated at about 3.7 billion euro (419 billion PKR).

Above and beyond the major investment policy problems raised by the World Bank1, it is particularly worrying that food security appears as a threat at local, regional and international level, particularly in countries with political instability. Food insecurity is indeed a veritable time bomb which may have devastating effects on world stability, as witnessed during the last food crisis, in 2008.

This is even more serious as food security and terrorism are unfortunately closely linked, in so far as the former nurtures instability and social frustration, which in turn fuels extremism. Thus we can only truly fight terrorism by putting in place long-term policies to strengthen food security throughout the world.

1 As the situation currently stands, Pakistan does not have a credit policy for small farmers, who make up the majority of the country’s active agricultural population, thus blocking the investment channels

Page Header
Paris, 26 April 2019