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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Global agriculture and climate change:
Which solutions for tomorrow?

April 29, 2013

Agriculture is an economic sector at the heart of international concerns over climate change. This is why on April 15 and 16, the Irish presidency of the European Union Council hosted a major international conference on the consequences of climate change, hunger and poor diet for the most vulnerable people.

This “2013 Hunger, Diet and Climate Justice” conference was held in Dublin and gathered world leaders, policy makers, scientists and representatives from the communities directly affected by hunger and climate change.

According to Frank Rijsberman, CEO of the CGIAR Consortium, the meeting provided an opportunity to “place agriculture at the top of the political agenda through climate-smart agricultural activities” and thus promote solutions to meet the challenge of feeding the planet’s nine billion people in 2050.

Providing better coordination between traditional know-how and agronomic research, and linking climate change and food security as key Sustainable Development Goals––expected to take over the Millennium Development Goals in 2015––are some of the vital recommendations made at the close of the conference.

The exogenous hazards confronting farmers, especially small farmers, represent a genuine challenge for deciders in industrialized, developing and least-developed countries. The destructive effects of climate change are also intensified by endogenous risks, that is to say the intrinsic and structural shortcomings of agricultural markets: diminishing global reserves, non-automatic adjustment of supply and demand in agricultural markets, and speculation on agricultural commodities. Which climate justice if unregulated markets resist the short-term siren calls at the expense of global food security?

Access to agricultural resources is a strategic issue for the times to come. Shrinking resources could worsen with climate alterations, and require designing of new strategies to tackle future challenges. In the end, the issue is not looking into the crystal ball to see the scope and timing of climate change, but knowing if the agricultural strategy conducted by international organizations is adequate to meet these challenges.
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