Facts and Figures
The momagri Model
The momagri model was developed to serve as a tool for international management, replacing the standard international agricultural models (World Bank, OECD, FAPRI, etc.), which are completely unsuited to the specific characteristics of agriculture due to ten major imperfections:
> Demand is considered fully price elastic.
> Preferential agreements for developing countries are omitted.
> The agricultural sector is treated as independent of its environment.
> Specific regional characteristics are avoided.
> Capital is considered indefinitely mobile.
> Full employment is assumed.
> All consumers from the same region are treated as identical (the device of the representative consumer).
> No country can influence worldwide price levels.
> Information is assumed to be complete.
> Supply automatically adjusts to demand.
2. The Seven Reference Criteria
The momagri model is composed of a Computable General Equilibrium model that serves as a hub for the seven additional modules, which describe the impact and effects of the three strategic variables, namely the environment, development and economic growth. These modules cover:
> Level of self sufficiency.
> Natural and market risks.
> Effects on poverty.
> Effects on future generations.
> The environment.
> Global changes and biodiversity.
3. Technical Characteristics
> Computable General Equilibrium model based on a modular architecture organized around the seven basic criteria.
> 226 countries and regions broken down into four geographical zones: G8, G20, Least Advanced Countries, and Rest of the World.
> 14 economic sectors, including 7 agricultural sectors (grains and large-scale crops / beef / sheep and other animal breeding / rice / sugar / other primary products / oils and oilseed).
> 9 different types of stakeholders: modern producers, traditional producers, rich and urban consumers, rich and rural consumers, poor and urban consumers, poor and rural consumers, the government, chartist speculators, fundamentalist speculators.
4. Utility and Added Value
> A model that reflects the unique and strategic nature of agriculture for the first time.
> A true tool for political decision-making and international negotiations.
> An interactive model with a philosophy of use based on game theory.
> A modular model that can be configured differently as needed.
> A simulation model that can be adapted to the parties present in international negotiations.
> An open source model supervised by an international scientific committee.