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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Transparency of agricultural markets,
toward more European cooperation

January 26, 2015

Confronted to an increasingly troubled and unstable environment, European farmers and decision makers need a compass capable to orient them in their decision-making and market understanding. On the occasion of the International Green Week held in Berlin between January 16 and 25, FranceAgriMer signed a cooperation agreement with Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BLE) and its Austrian counterpart––Agrarmarkt Austria––to strengthen the exchange of “independent and reliable” economic information between the three entities.

As a first step, the agreement includes regular exchanges of economic information in the sectors of grain (as basic component of national supply), milk (prices and yields) and meat (prices and quotes).

Ultimately, this initiative is designed with a view to building a global agricultural governance system, because, as stated in the FranceAgriMer’s January 16, press release, “the three public entities want to jointly share all gathered facts, especially those forwarded to the European Commission, to the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), or to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)”.

“Economic trade is increasing in most agricultural markets of the European Union. Pooling reliable and independent information on prices, volumes and costs will allow for better market transparency, and better understanding by national and European policy makers and economic players,” adds FranceAgriMer.

In fact, it is now more urgent than ever to implement transparent and effective systems to curb information asymmetry, and thus better identify the risks confronting food security worldwide.

With this in mind, the first independent rating agency for agriculture––The momagri Agency––has been created.

The Agency’s goal is to generate fresh impetus in issues of analysis and assessment of global agriculture thanks to innovative tools, especially concerning agricultural market instability, food security and national agricultural strategies. The momagri Agency was therefore designed to improve the understanding of international agricultural issues, the transparency of agricultural markets and the international cooperation between all agricultural activities worldwide. Its creation meets the following three challenges:
    - Returning the strategic scope of agriculture to the heart of international negotiations;
    - Assessing the geopolitical threats confronting agriculture and food;
    - Issuing warnings on potential market distortions and their impact on agriculture.

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