A new vision for agriculture
momagri, movement for a world agricultural organization, is a think tank chaired by Pierre Pagesse.
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 ECB is concerned about rising food prices

31 January 2011



In its monthly report published Thursday 20th January 2011, the European Central Bank (ECB) said it was concerned about rising prices for agricultural raw materials, which could cause inflation on foodstuffs in the European Union.

For the European Central Bank, four factors explain the recent inflation in wheat, maize, sugar and soybeans: climate hazards, protectionist threats, new pressure for demand in some emerging countries like China, and use of certain agricultural raw materials for the production of biofuels.

According to the ECB, inflationary pressure is expected to remain strong over the long term and this, due to strong global demand and the observed reduction in research funding over the past 20 years.

The financial institution responsible for monitoring price stability in the euro zone therefore recognizes that the large variations in agricultural commodity prices not only have adverse effects on food prices, but also ultimately on food security.

A strong signal, as the G20 has just formalized its regulation program and the other European institutions such as Parliament, have also recalled the strategic role that agriculture plays in food security research.

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