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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  Editorial April 2017 Newsletter :
« Momagri launches a public consultation on the future of the CAP »


Momagri Editorial Board

« …but with swift support – We grew to three thousand as we reached the port ».

Following the Académie d’Agriculture de France and the Centre Européen des Jeunes Agriculteurs, Italy through its minister of agriculture recently highlighted the benefits of introducing a counter-cyclical rationale in direct subsidies. With this in mind, the think tank Momagri expressed its interest in the new debate on the future of the CAP by proposing an alternative public consultation to the one launched by the European Commission on February 2 and coming to a close on May 2. You have until July 2 to answer to our consultation, which is available from HERE. The concept of this alternative consultation is twofold: We must further examine how our partners develop their agricultural policies to design ours, and the fact that the other objectives of the CAP will remain unreachable without market and income stabilization (Article 1).

Today, the future of the CAP is at stake. For Britain, the very future of its agricultural sector is in fact at stake without the CAP. Which will be its agricultural policy when it leaves the European Union? According to George Eustice, the British Minister for Agriculture, the (more or less)-United Kingdom is viewing with envy the counter-cyclical measures implemented on the other side of the Atlantic… thus reconnecting with history since before joining the EEC, British agriculture was based on deficiency payments… a synonym for counter-cyclical subsidies (Article 2).

And the UK is not the only country to advocate a counter-cyclical scope for its agricultural policy since, in early April, Italy’s Minister for Agriculture Maurizio Marina addressed to Phil Hogan a document presenting Italy’s priorities for the future CAP, which also includes counter-cyclical payments as the tools best adapted to the current challenges facing European agriculture (Article 3). To get out of the CAP, the fourth article of this selection moves towards Geneva, where once again agriculture is triggering tensions at the WTO––an umpteenth episode with India still considered as “guilty” to support its agriculture and its farmers. How could it do otherwise when the multilateral framework remains stuck on the assumption of stabilizing markets? (Article 4).

Les articles suivants sont également parus dernièrement sur notre site internet www.momagri.org :

  1. « Pourquoi une consultation alternative sur l’avenir de la Politique Agricole Commune? »
Momagri Editorial Board (temporarily in French)

« En lançant une consultation publique sur l’avenir de la PAC le 2 février dernier, le Commissaire Hogan a choisi de marcher dans les pas de son prédécesseur, Dacian Ciolos... »

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  2. « Brexit : et si la Grande-Bretagne attendait de sortir de l’Europe pour mettre en place une politique agricole digne de ce nom ? »
Frédéric Courleux (temporarily in French)

« Ceci n’est pas un poisson d’avril ! Auditionné par la Chambre des Lords le 8 mars dernier, le ministre britannique de l’Agriculture, des Pêches et de l’Alimentation, George Eustice... »

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  3. « PAC post 2020 : l’Italie plaide en faveur d’aides contracycliques auprès du Commissaire Hogan »
Momagri Editorial Board (temporarily in French)

« Alors qu’une consultation publique dans le but de moderniser et de simplifier la Politique agricole commune (PAC) post-2020... »

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  4. « Agriculture and WTO: Is India still guilty of wanting to support its agriculture? »
Momagri Editorial Board

« Once again, the WTO members sadly proved their inability to make progress on the thorny issue of agriculture. The discussions showed a clear absence of convergence of views... »

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Paris, 27 July 2017