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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“There is a real moral duty to finance agriculture”

October 7, 2013

After Marrakech in 2010, the 4th World Congress on Agricultural and Rural Finance was held in Paris on September 26 and 27, 2013. Hosted by the Confédération Internationale de Crédit Agricole (CICA), Crédit Agricole and four major regional associations, the meeting gathered over 300 bankers and agricultural experts from the five continents to discuss and formulate new solutions to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s agriculture.

Focusing on global agricultural development in anticipation of feeding nine billion people by 2050, the Congress addressed complex and key issues such as decision time for Europe, the food challenge in a global environment, access to water and managing resources, risk management or the players involved in agricultural and rural financing.

Representatives from 98 commercial and agricultural banks, public and private financial institutions and all attending agricultural specialists expressed the goal to see their activities considered by public and government officials as an essential cog serving a priority cause.

Among the key objectives pursued by the various participants to the Congress, we can mention fostering investment through micro-credit, savings and insurance services adapted to needs, providing the best solutions for financing and risk coverage, as well as training and strengthening production capacities.

Actually, farmers––especially in DCs––must be, first and foremost, considered as investors in their own rights through their work, thus easing access to agricultural credit. But these investors are also widely exposed to the fluctuations of volatile and unstable markets. That is why, in addition to the steps to promote the development of rural infrastructures and agricultural credit, it is crucial to implement agricultural price regulatory mechanisms, both at the national level of course, but also at the global level, due to the strong interconnection between the world economies. European Parliament Member Michel Dantin spoke about this key requirement in his address to the Congress.

Whereas the Millennium Goals were the subject of discussions at the latest United Nations General Assembly, this Congress proves that there are shared initiatives to focus on new methods to produce more with less in the future, and to successfully fight food insecurity. Both the public sector and the private sector are front-line players to assist farmers in contributing to the value chain. As a matter of fact, the private sector investment ability is required to support governments––especially African governments––to rehabilitate their agricultural activities.

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