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 EESC valuable recommendations for the future of our agricultural model

December 15, 2014

At the Government’s request, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) recently voted on the trump cards and impediments encountered by family farming. The first observation, and not the least, family farms are threatened by the liberalization of global trade and the financialization of agriculture.

At a time when the number of free trade agreement negotiations is increasing––the TTIIP, CETA and EPA EU/ECOWAS––and when the WTO is restarting the Doha Round under a last minute agreement, the EESC recommendations are outlining that agriculture is above all a strategic and specific activity. The Committee thus calls for “creating the conditions to effectively protect family farming. The WTO, as well as many bilateral or multilateral free trade agreements, must take into account of the specific nature of agriculture.”

Although there is some awareness on the perils of “laisser-faire” in agricultural issues, countless international decision makers still remain convinced of the benefits from uncontrolled liberalization, especially in developing countries. Doggedly restarting the Doha Round in late November is a perfect example of this fact, and this to the point of distorting the geo-economic realities, especially those regarding agriculture.

Yet the radically new economic, political and strategic context demands a new European Union strategy for agricultural issues, as it is implemented in the world major economic and agricultural powers, such as the United States, China or Brazil.

Today, the international cooperation in agricultural and food issues is quite inadequate, and although the concerned international organizations are many, none of them has a federating function at the political level.

This is the reason why momagri advocates that a global food security council, following the example of the United Nations Security Council, is created in the next ten years.

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