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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Global agricultural challenges discussed once again
in Berlin

January 27, 2014

The 79th International Green Week––the world’s largest fair for food, agriculture and horticulture––was held in Berlin between January 17 and 26 in Berlin.

As a side event to the Fair, the 6th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) gathered 65 Agriculture Ministers between January 16 and 18, and provided an opportunity to address the crucial issues toward “strengthen agriculture, mastering crises and ensuring food supply”, with a view to the G20 Summit of heads of states and governments to be held next November 15 and 16.

While development was at the heart of last year’s discussions, this year’s “headliner” was food security and the means to be implemented to fight hunger worldwide. The final communiqué issued at the end of the Forum shows how mentalities are evolving regarding global agricultural realities and specifics, and demonstrates the fact that agriculture has become a key strategic issue for many nations.

The ongoing struggle against excessive volatility in agricultural markets was one of the priority issues for the attendants, as it jeopardizes all future agricultural investment and consequently weakens global food security. The final communiqué also states that the need for international action to institute clarity and confront price volatility in international markets is becoming all the more urgent.

Although absent from official discussions, the future free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States had nevertheless generated a major demonstration in Berlin, when 30,000 protesters gathered to denounce an agreement suspected of “harming European farmers and consumers.”

The Forum was an opportunity to reiterate the wish of certain world agricultural powers to fight agricultural market volatility and its distorting practices at the international level. The next G20 Summit will undoubtedly be fruitful, but what would be the use of the tools implemented by the G20––such as the AMIS and the Rapid Reaction Forum––without considering the perils of the excessive liberalization of agricultural trade? Without any governance system based on market regulation procedures? Progress of course, but a non-event in view of the challenges facing the 21st century agriculture.

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