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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Tomorrow’s European agricultural stakes - a difficult task for Member States?

May 19, 2014

An informal meeting was held among agriculture ministers on 4th to 6th May in Athens, an opportunity for Member States to clarify their positions and room for manoeuvre in the implementation of CAP reform. How will Member States use the flexibilities given to them? What will be the transfer rates per Member State between the two pillars of the CAP?

What is also clear from this meeting is the idea that European agriculture must remain an asset in its diversity and performance, especially in export; an asset to be protected during negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the United States.

Dacian Ciolos, now in his second term, praised the “global consensus” among Member States at the end of this informal meeting, despite the absence of many ministers notably the French and German ministers. The spirit of the E.U. motto “United in diversity” remains respected with agriculture set at the heart of the European strategy in a context of increased competition and free trade negotiations.

These “Athens commitments” will be tested, especially after the European elections of 25th May, because beyond formal commitments, political resolve remains the sinews of war. Without it the preservation of the European agricultural identity could prove illusory; and this even more so that the CAP which has been voted for the next seven years, completely ignores the geostrategic environment in which Europe is evolving.

As we pointed out in our recent open letter, the future elected European officials have the ability, from the beginning of their term, to mobilize themselves in opening an in-depth reflection in view of giving the CAP 2020 a new strategic direction.

Agriculture was one of the pillars of the building of Europe, minimizing its significance and strategic importance, would not only be detrimental to European farmers and consumers, but to the very stability of Europe itself.

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Paris, 20 June 2019