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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The Committee on World Food Security calls for action to fight agricultural price volatility

01 November 2010



At its October 19 meeting held at FAO headquarters, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)––the intergovernmental platform of the United Nations to examine the policies concerning global food security––called for prompt action on agricultural price volatility.

The object of the Committee’s meeting was to progress on the issue of food security by taking steps in three areas: Investments in farmland, food insecurity during long-lasting crises and agricultural price volatility. The Committee therefore makes it a point to tackle the issue of volatility through a long-term strategy to fight hunger.

To that end, the organization asked its high-level group of experts to study in detail “the causes and consequences of food price volatility […] as well as the policies, measures, and pertinent and coherent tools to manage risks related to excessive prices in agriculture.” Based on the experts’ recommendations, the Committee will thus be able to consider the measures to be implemented, so that vulnerable countries and people have access to food during periods of high price volatility and soaring market prices.

It is interesting to observe that an increasing number of players in the field of agriculture are meeting in various international arenas to confront the problem of agricultural price volatility. The CFS is one of the most recent examples, since it aims to represent players from the civil sector on the same level as heads of state and of governments. Allowing all players in agriculture to sit at the same table is indeed the sine qua non condition to regulate global agricultural markets in an efficient and durable manner. In the same trend of thoughts, the creation of a global organization for agriculture, which would marshal the abilities of concerned international organizations (FAO, World Bank and IMF…), seems to be the most pertinent proposal for the whole international community.

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