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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Producing “more”,
producing “healthier” and producing “better”

December 17, 2012

The 88th Annual Meeting of the Quebec Union des Producteurs Agricoles (UPA) held on December 4, provided the opportunity for Marcel Groleau, the UPA president, to showcase the strength of Quebec’s agriculture––“a true economic driving force” that accounts for some 193,000 jobs and annual incomes of more than Can$3.4 billion each year. For Canadian agriculture, innovation and investment are indeed the two major objectives.

Above and beyond the considerations on the future of Quebec agriculture, this meeting addressed the key issues concerning the future of global agriculture. In fact, if agriculture is to achieve its strategic scope, we must produce “more” to meet tomorrow’s food security challenge for nine billion people with growing needs; we must produce “healthier” to yield good-quality food; and we must produce “better” to ensure the planet’s environmental balance.

A cornerstone of the future of agriculture, this triple focus represents one of the challenges of the 21st century. This approach is based on the fundamental idea that we must first and foremost produce to feed the world and, to that end, be capable of ensuring the profitability of agricultural activities and generating adequate financial margins to guarantee ongoing investment. Ongoing investment breeds innovation, thus improves yields by ensuring more sustainable farming, and by safeguarding the efficient management of available resources.

Consequently, the goal is providing the best possible conditions to set in motion the virtuous circle of economic development based on agriculture in order to secure food supply, especially in poor countries.

Producing “more” and producing “better”––or what the British call “sustainable intensification”––is a challenge that can only be met with an initial framework capable of mastering the intrinsic volatility of agricultural markets. Because only a global agricultural governance system based on a collective force could prevent a new global food disaster.
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