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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The G20 in Turkey:
no breakthrough on agriculture and food security

November 23, 2015

The tragic events of 13th November in Paris have redefined current and future international events. The most recent, prior to COP 21 in Paris, was the G20 summit which took place on 15th and 16th November in Turkey. Concrete measures for fighting terrorism were discussed as well as issues related to the refugee crisis and climate change.

Nonetheless, the leaders of the 20 united countries that represent 2/3 of the population, 75% of the world economy and 70% of world agriculture, did not abandon the themes that have brought them together since 1999.

Food security was among the initiatives pursued. The G20 has adopted an action plan on food security and sustainable food systems, as announced at the G20 agriculture in May. The aim is to “promote responsible investment in agriculture and food systems, improve market transparency, increase revenue and the number of quality jobs and to promote sustainable productivity growth.”

Yet, though the 2011 agricultural G20 held the promise of becoming an incubator for new proposals concerning global agricultural governance, a bearer of transparency and new regulatory practices in world agricultural markets, the agricultural G20 and the 2015 G20 Summit are far less ambitious when it comes to initiative.

In addition, the G20 once again reminded us of the WTO’s central role in promoting economic growth and development, by highlighting the importance of the next ministerial conference to be held in Nairobi with the aim of concluding the Doha Round. Yet, for the moment, it seems difficult to see how WTO Director General, Roberto Azevêdo’s appeal to the G-20 aimed at reinforcing the global trading system will materialize.

The obstinacy of the G20 and the WTO in seeking, at all costs, to end the Doha round’s failings, against a backdrop of further liberalization of agricultural trade on behalf of a multilateralist ideology is not only ineffective but also harmful.

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