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 more than ever a matter of national security

July 14, 2014

How can we feed 9 billion people? It is this particularly complex issue that many experts attempted to address at a conference organized by the Aspen Institute on 26th June in the United States.

Among the many points raised was the confirmation that the capacity to optimally feed the world's population through the political decisions of each State or group of States is more than ever one of the vital interests of a nation.

Bread and water have become powerful catalysts of social and political unrest, as seen in Egypt or Syria, but food security is also a strategic key issue for Western countries.

In this regard, certain experts have reminded us of the need for cooperation between key players on the issue of food security. In the words of Pope Francis it is “a moral duty”, while underlying the role of agriculture in reducing poverty, as USDA figures show the number of people suffering from food insecurity is expected to rise by 23% by 2023, reaching 868 million people.

This conference is further proof of the importance in the United States of agriculture and the agri-food industry as a major strategic challenge, with food security as an integral part of the “the nation’s vital interests”. Therefore protecting farmers and consumers from exogenous and endogenous risks within this specific and strategic sector is paramount, not only within the borders of States, but also beyond borders in the form of investments, for example, especially in developing countries.

In the name of political independence and international influence, and in the name of food security, the European Union must also challenge these issues, which are part of the CAP’s founding missions.

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