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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In Mali, Farmers locally regulate their grain markets

06 December 2010



"Grain banks are protecting us against hunger. They alleviate farmers' suffering when grain prices are soaring," says Abdoulaye Seriba Traoré, who heads a farmers' association in a Malian village.

Each year, Malian villages gathered in associations set up grain banks as reserves that enable them to regulate food prices. These reserves are then sold to the local population during the rainy season, from June to September.

Following the Malian Government 2005 initiative, grain banks have proliferated in villages, where management committees, which include youth, women, farmers and government representatives, are in charge of selling and replenishing these grain bank inventories.

Grain reserves at the local level also permit guaranteeing food security to the various segments of the rural population by pledging adequate income to farmers, while giving consumers access to food at decent prices.

Indeed, this initiative should be borne in mind as it corroborates the findings of many expert studies that outline the need to implement food reserves at various levels (local, regional, national and international) to better regulate the fragmented and fully liberalized agricultural markets.

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