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.
A look at the news

Malaysia Builds Up Chicken Reserves to Stabilize Prices

18 May 2009



Datuk Noh Omar, the Malaysian Minister for Agriculture, Agribusiness, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, recently proposed that the Government build up chicken reserves to stabilize prices on domestic markets. According to the New Sabah Times that published the news, Malaysia barely produces enough chickens to meet the daily demand of 1.5 million consumers. However, demand sometimes exceeds supply, leading to excessive results on prices.

In the increasingly uncertain situation of international agricultural markets, the agriculture and agribusiness minister’s initiative proves that governments cannot steer clear of policies to stabilize agricultural markets because of the vital nature of food products. A fact that is best illustrated by the food crisis of the 2007-2008 harvest and the hunger riots it generated in many developing countries.

Indeed, it would be relevant that the international community strives to implement a global policy to regulate international agricultural markets, rather than let each country develop its own policy. Because we then always face the risk that such policies be misconstrued or discriminatory against countries that cannot afford to implement them.

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