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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2016 World Economic Forum:
Instability as the keyword of markets

February 8, 2016

The refugee crisis in Europe, the financial and systemic downturn (falling crude oil prices, the BREXIT, China…), the climate crisis, the technological and digital revolution… All these current global issues were addressed at the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos between January 20 and 23.

Food security and global agriculture were also among the other topics covered. As it does every year, the Forum continues its initiative focusing on “a new vision of agriculture,” particularly through the use of the NVA Partnership Model developed by Deloitte Consulting. How can we concretely implement the 17 objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030? How can we think globally and act locally?

The challenges and opportunities linked to food security have been the focus of many discussions at the World Economic Forum, especially since the 41st edition in 2011. Yet, the attention of this year’s Forum lies elsewhere. While Davos remains a high mass still ardently celebrating its faith in pursuing “a sensible liberalism”1, the comments and conclusions outlined during this year’s edition mainly allowed to take stock of the new global architecture under way.

For the majority of the Forum attendants, the new norm is now called instability. Geopolitical instability, instability in global security, endogenous market instability, exogenous instability (climate and epizootic disease)… Instability but also volatility with increasingly extreme occurrences. These uncertainties, which have been recorded for several decades, are especially specific to global agricultural markets, and we are well aware that their impact on food security is indeed real.

In order to fight the instability and hyper-volatility that are intrinsic to markets, it is crucial to encourage the implementation of organizations and a governance system to improve food security. To do so, momagri advocates the creation of a Global Agricultural Security Council based on the UN Security Council, to anticipate and cope with food crises thanks to improved international cooperation.

1 Expression de Bernard Esambert, ingénieur et financier français
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