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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There is a need for CAP structural reform

February 13, 2012

According to the 2012 annual public report from the Cour des Comptes––the French Court of Audit––a total of €1.67 billion of emergency assistance have been channelled to the French agricultural sector between 2006 and 2010.

The body that monitors public management has issued a critical review of these subsidies and their implementation conditions. Overall, these measures were deemed to be “often scattered and paid at the wrong time”, raising doubts on their effectiveness. The Cour also questioned their compliance with European Union (EU) regulations.

Consequently, the report’s authors advocate developing structural actions to make French agriculture less susceptible to economic, health and climate vagaries. In particular, they propose the implementation of a risk coverage system for agriculture, which further integrates farmers’ individual responsibility and restricts the use of national solidarity. This recommendation can be contested however, since only States can intervene in market crises.

Yet, economic crises can turn out to be as serious as health or climate crises, which in fact account for a sizeable share of emergency aid (€1.2 billion between 2006 to 2010).

Since the early 2000s and the progressive dismantling of the Common Agricultural Policy, farmers have been more frequently and more brutally challenged by agricultural market instability.

While the turbulences recorded on these markets might be stronger due to continued agricultural price hyper-volatility and increased market financialization, it is now urgent to initiate a CAP structural reform that is tailored to such situation. This would mainly concern the implementation of price regulation measures that durably protect European and French agriculture from global market unchecked jolts.

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