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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G20 2012: mixed results for global food security and agriculture

June 25, 2012


On 18th and 19th June, G20 leaders met in Los Cabos, Mexico and once again stressed the need to reinforce food security and address agricultural price volatility, without however, accomplishing any major advances.

In the joint statement released after the Summit, improving global food security and combating price volatility were indeed among the priorities of major world powers.

More specifically, the G20 leaders reiterated the importance of increasing production and productivity by boosting investment, research and innovation as well as public-private partnerships. They also called for further progress on the Action Plan on food price volatility and agriculture, adopted in June 2011 under the G20 French presidency. They finally emphasized the particularly harmful effects of agricultural price volatility for both consumers and producers, while reminding of the need to improve transparency and the proper functioning of agricultural markets, both physical and financial.

However, it is clear that issues related to agriculture and food security have been sidelined due to the crisis in Europe. If the G20, under the French Presidency set itself ambitious goals in deciding to tackle price volatility and speculation in agricultural markets, leaders this year are focused on less political issues.

There is no doubt, productivity, innovation and investment are key variables, but it will be very difficult to achieve effective and sustainable improvement for food security if agricultural price volatility continues and even intensifies in the coming months.

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