On Monday 25th June 2007, WOAgri, World Organization for Agriculture, whose aim is to unite all those involved in the major issues concerning agriculture worldwide, is to give a presentation of its objectives and its work at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) in Washington DC.
Farmers, economists, specialists in international relations, think tanks and elected representatives will meet to hold discussions, initiated by WOAgri, on agricultural strategies.
At this event, WOAgri will be presenting:
1 The main characteristics of its economic model (the NAR model – New Agricultural Regulations), which will come into force at the beginning of 2008. The model will be a fundamental decision-making tool for international negotiators and decision-makers throughout the world. It will highlight the strategic importance of agriculture and associated issues (the environment, poverty, innovation, food security, energy production). WOAgri will demonstrate the uniqueness of the NAR model, which is the modeling of risks that are inherent to agriculture, compared to existing models.
2 The aims and methods of the future international assessment and rating agency (the NAR Agency), which is to be created during 2008. This agency will propose procedures and indicators that will provide precise, regular and transparent information about the different markets and policies used, following the example of other sectors such as finance, the environment and ethics.
These two instruments, which will contribute towards improving the way in which markets operate, while respecting the freedom to compete, will together form the basis for real international governance and a new cooperation for agriculture.
We should remember that, in December 2005, WOAgri emphasized that economic models, especially the World Bank model, were no longer capable of addressing issues concerning the future of humanity in terms of satisfying increasing food and non-food needs, fighting poverty and the independence and sovereignty of States.
A WOAgri delegation, lead by its President, Pierre Pagesse (President of Limagrain), Vice President Alain Catala, General Delegate Jacques Carles (President of Carles Consultants), Christian Pèes, also a founding member of WOAgri (President of Groupe Euralis); Senator Jean Bizet, and his chief economist Bertrand Munier (Director of GRID), will be received by Sandra Polaski, director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a highly renowned think tank in Washington DC.
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