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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Thwarted ambitions, as expected

Frédéric Hénin, Editor in Chief, Terre-net
Article published in Terre-net Magazine

This year, French agriculture has had to submit to budgetary discipline through forced savings at its expense. The basics however are secured for 2014 with national aid increasingly more co-financed by the European budget (additional allowances for suckling cows, installation).

By relying on CAP leverage, the new bill for the future of agriculture is supposed to follow the directives of Stéphane Le Foll, the French Minister of Agriculture. But will a forthcoming law for the future be able make its mark without a chapter devoted to research? Because research is necessary if more supporters of ecologically intensive agriculture are to be gained by making agriculture economically efficient.

Yet the French Minister of Agriculture, the instigator for an increase in aid for the first 52 acres in France, had to admit that it would take time for the Cap to become fairer! In the absence of a 100% convergence and fixed greening, the retained scenario for implementing the reform in 2015 is by no means a clean sweep from the 1992 Cap. Today, the compromise adopted only leads to dissatisfaction. Meetings are already being planned for a review in 2018 and a new reform in 2020!

Also, for 18 months, there has been no proposal for an effective solution for regulating agricultural markets and incomes, so price volatility will be free to ruin the work efforts of countless farmers!

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Paris, 24 June 2019