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 agricultural sector’s strategies by 2025:
France still has a lot to accomplish

June 9, 2014

The Supreme Council on Agricultural Orientation (CSO) held on 27th May gave Stéphane le Foll (French Minister of Agriculture) the opportunity of submitting his final arbitrations on the CAP reform 2014 - 2020. Six months overdue, the objective of these arbitrations is to “produce more and better”, this has been the Minister’s anthem during the difficult implementation of the new framework for the European agricultural policy. Therefore, from 2015, coupled aid on production will represent 13% of the budget for the first pillar of the CAP dedicated to direct payments.

For the sake of not offending the feelings of those present that day, Stéphane le Foll tried to appease everyone without actually gaining absolute support from the professionals and unions.

Equally interesting was the document distributed by FranceAgrimer which presented, in the spirit of “producing more and better” its strategies for 20 French agricultural sectors by 2025. Entitled “competitive agriculture, serving people”, this document presents the main challenges facing our agriculture. Confronted by political orientations and CAP 2015-2020 reform practices these challenges promise to be particularly difficult to overcome.

Consequently, for FranceAgrimer, this means that three major strategies should be taken into account if we are to regain competitiveness on the world agricultural markets:
    - Deal with hazards, price volatility and improve resilience;
    - Reinforce governance and initiatives for cooperation within and between the sectors;
    - Formalize business strategies, develop trade, consolidate and target policies for export.
On volatility, FranceAgrimer advises that the dairy or pork sector receive accompaniment for producers on the implementation of the appropriate tools for dealing with market volatility and preventing crises. A new framework could emerge before 2025 for milk while France, at the Special Committee on Agriculture (CSA) held in Brussels on 2nd June, suggested defining different crisis levels for each with a set of customized tools.

The foundations and orientations have been laid, but will we be sufficiently armed with an unstable and inadequate CAP reform which seems far from able to respond to contemporary agricultural issues? Today more than ever, it is imperative to restore European agriculture’s geostrategic role if we want to maintain its nourishing role as well as its role as an economic force.

Our politicians and our elected officials now hold the future of one of the most powerful levers of international influence in their hands. Can they maintain it? Let us hope in all events that we do not have to wait for 2025 and the erosion of our potential and our agricultural expertise to find out...

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