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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It is imperative that the CAP up-coming reform creates favorable conditions for the long-lasting recovery of agricultural investment

7 November 2011



Experts are indicating that the agricultural market uncertainty since 2008 had a significant negative impact on investment, thus impeding the long-term competitiveness of French agriculture.

For Thierry Pouch, Head of the Economic Studies Division at France’s Permanent Assembly of French Chambers of Agriculture (APCA), “since the 1970s, investment operations have been closely dependent on farmers’ revenues,” to the extent that many farming equipment manufacturers are now planning their budgets according to agricultural price forecasts for the coming months. Consequently, “investment in farming dropped by 14 percent in 2009 and by 17 percent in 2010,” after the drop in prices and revenues.

While the recent rise in prices has made it possible to resume investing, the rebound remains nevertheless cautious and much lower than the adequate levels to cope with the French and European growing agricultural challenges.

Hence, it is imperative for the post-2013 CAP reform to provide measures that simultaneously curb market uncertainty and stabilize agricultural commodity prices––both essential conditions to promote the sustainable development of agricultural investment.

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