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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G8 : a major international commitment against world hunger

20 July 2009



At the G8 summit, the leaders of the 8 richest countries in the world and a series of representatives of developing countries engaged in a joint declaration to raise $20 billion (14.4 billion euros) over three years to ensure world food security. The United States are expected to grant 3.5 billion dollars to the scheme, Japan 3 to 4 billion, while French president Nicolas Sarkozy said that France would contribute up to 1.5 billion euros (about $2 billion).

These funds are for investment in poor countries, to increase agricultural production and cure world hunger at its root. As stressed by Jacques Diouf, Director General of the FAO, this commitment "marks a happy and encouraging policy shift to support the poor and hungry so that they can produce their own food."

The G8 initiative confirms that today, food security has finally emerged as a real political concern. However, food security depends not only on the quantities produced, but on the stability of international agricultural markets. Therefore, to make sure everybody has access to food, there must be backing for measures which support investment for regulatory policies adapted to the realities of agricultural markets. It is these policies that will limit price hyper-volatility.

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