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.
  Editorial January 2017 Newsletter :
« 2017 promises to be rich in agricultural policy... »

Momagri Editorial Board

The team of the Momagri think tank wishes you all the best for this New Year! The year 2017 promises to be rich with regards agricultural policy, particularly as the negotiations on the next CAP reform begin with the opening of the Community public consultation. In this respect, we will continue our participation in the European debate by providing insights, arguments and proposals, convinced that the European Union will not be able to avoid genuine CAP reform in order to free European integration from the dead end in which it finds itself.

Gullibility and flippancy with regards trade integration are no longer appropriate, the European Union must at the very outset understand that population growth will not be enough to regulate markets that remain more international than global. This is the main lesson that Frédéric Courleux and Anh Lai draw from the analysis of the new world record for grain production for the for the 2016/17 season (Article 1).

In these times of debate, a book re-edited and updated in December 2016 by Yves Petit, puts the CAP into perspective from its origins to the present day, insisting on the vital contribution of this policy in the construction of Europe. Among the paths for development cited by Yves Petit, our proposal to integrate a true counter-cyclical system into the CAP figures prominently (Article 2).

Another conviction is that we can no longer reflect on the development of the CAP irrespective of the evolution of the agricultural policies of other major agricultural producers. If the election of Donald Trump carries its share of uncertainties, understanding that it is countercyclical payments that have been enforced within the Farm Bill since its introduction in 1973 is fundamental (Article 3).

Finally, while CAP developments are at the heart of concerns, the regulations governing access to land are nevertheless a major issue for farmers, especially since land policies are subject to the same wave of liberalization. A recent article puts into perspective how land issues can be approached in light of key European experiences (Article 4).

The following articles have also been published on our website:
- NAFTA reform: and if Obama tackled it before Trump?, Momagri
- Why further reform of the CAP is needed now, Alan Matthews, Blog CAP Reform
- End of beet quotas, the strange opinion of the European Commission, F. Hénin, WikiAgri

  1. « World grain production: Records to confirm that population growth will not be enough to balance markets »
Frédéric Courleux, Anh Lai

« Following the northern hemisphere, the south now confirms a global production record for the 2016/2017 crop... »


  2. « People are talking about the Momagri White Paper »
By momagri Editorial Board

« One of the works of reference on the CAP ‘The Common Agricultural Policy, a shifting policy’ published in 2008... »


  3. « Back to the Farm Bill saga »
By momagri Editorial Board

« The only certainty is that nothing is certain’, said Pliny the Elder. This is also what we keep in mind upon reading the latest special issue of Choices... »


  4. « ‘From hereditary tenure to protecting the farmer’ : land issues from a historical point of view! : resituons les questions foncières dans une perspective historique ! »
By momagri Editorial Board

« While the evolution of the CAP is at the heart of current debate, the regulations on access to land remain a major issue for farmers... »


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Paris, 17 June 2019