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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Nicolas Sarkozy advocates a world organization for agriculture

06 December 2010



While visiting French farmland areas on November 25, Nicolas Sarkozy took a stance in Mayet-en-Montagne, in the Allier d├ępartement, and listed the three key issues that will be at the heart of the up-coming G20 Summit.

1) Agricultural commodity regulation
Nicolas Sarkozy would like first to progress on regulating agricultural commodity markets through the control of commodity derivative products to restrict the speculative trends observed in 2007 and 2008.

2) Agricultural market transparency
According to Nicolas Sarkozy, "Not a single international entity is currently able to assess the reserves of agricultural products in the world, in particular regarding grain." The President indicates that this lack of transparency is one of the causes of speculation and volatility of agricultural commodity prices, as was the case when soaring grain prices followed Russia's and Ukraine's decisions to discontinue exports.

3) Creation of a world organization for agriculture
Nicolas Sarkozy would like, during the next G20 Summit, to address the advisability to establish a world organization for agriculture, whose objective would be, among others, to take stock of production prospects in the various regions of the world.

The French President recent statements are showing that he will play a key role to bring about a consensus on this issue, even if outlining the practical details and conditions will take time. Meanwhile, the consensus seems to be growing, all the more so since Nicolas Sarkozy announced that Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire would convene a meeting with his G20 counterparts in the first half of 2011 to work on these proposals and "set the issue of regulation as a method."

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