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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Once again, food security brings together the G8
and Southern nations

June 17, 2013

A few days before the G8 Meeting held in Northern Ireland on June 17 and 18, the current G8 UK Presidency hosted the “Nutrition for Growth Summit” in London on June 8.

The intent of the meeting was to boost the means for reducing under-nutrition through the “New Alliance for Food Security & Nutrition”, a partnership between G8 nations, the African Union and about 100 private sector firms that was launched in 2012 to increase private investment to advance food security.

During this international summit against hunger, industrialized nations committed to raise close to $4.15 billion to tackle food insecurity. The European Union pledged an additional €3.5 billion by 2020, with €400 million directly earmarked for nutrition programs in healthcare, with the balance to be invested in agriculture. This, however, is subject to the passage of the European Union budget… In fact, considering the difficulty of defining the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and reaching an agreement on the CAP before the end of this month, it is very possible that this funding pledge goes unheeded.

The Summit was especially criticized by several NGOs––Action Contre la Faim, CCFD-Terre Solidaire and Oxfam France among others––which “are questioning the true purpose of G8 members, and are afraid that economic interests might take precedence over a genuine fight against food insecurity.” Hence, they are concerned about the implementation of legislation “to liberalize markets at the expense of local populations and key investors in agriculture––the farmers themselves.”

This concern is legitimate, especially in a context of price hyper-volatility, of growing unregulated financialization of agricultural trade and its known impact on LDCs. Yet, this new G8 initiative now confirms that food security is finally emerging as an actual political issue… To that end, it is urgent to act beyond a financial commitment and work for the implementation of regulatory policies tailored to the realities of agricultural markets.
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