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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For the FAO, sustainable development and hunger eradication are irrevocably connected challenges

June 11, 2012

A strategic study prepared by the FAO for the Rio+20 Summit to be held in Rio on June 20 to 221 signals that economic development can only be sustained if hunger and malnutrition are eradicated.

The policy document indicates that nearly one out of seven persons suffer from hunger worldwide, or approximately one billion people. Yet, as we previously indicated2, an often-unrecognized reality hides behind this figure: Close to six persons in ten suffering from hunger throughout the world are farmers.

This figure is a matter of concern on a number of counts.

First, because farmers are the cornerstone of the fight against food insecurity worldwide. How can we durably fight hunger if farmers, the ones who generate food wealth, cannot feed themselves? Without farmers, the objectives set in terms of necessary agricultural production to ensure adequate food for a growing population will not be met.

Then, because it is the developing and least-developed countries that mostly account for the largest number of poor farmers and people suffering from hunger. The threats of instability and imbalances are all the more important.

This is the reason why it is crucial to implement regulatory measures to ensure stable and adequate revenues for farmers, so that they benefit from the required means and visibility to invest in their land and contribute in meeting this century’s two key and interdependent challenges: Global food security and sustainable development.

1 http://www.fao.org/news/story/fr/item/146267/icode/
2 Please see momagri articles “More than one in two people suffering from hunger worldwide is a farmer”, http://www.momagri.org/UK/agriculture-s-key-figures/More-than-one-in-two-people-suffering-from-hunger-worldwide-is-a-farmer_1054.html , and “World hunger: There may be more than meets the eye”, http://www.momagri.org/UK/editorials/World-Hunger-There-may-be-more-than-meets-the-eye_746.html

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