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.
  Editorial November 2017 Newsletter :
« In the event of a renationalization of the CAP, what would be left of Europe ? »

Momagri Editorial Board

If they do as well with the army as they are doing with agriculture, better not develop a European Defense !” were the words of a young farmer to whom was being explained that agricultural budget cuts ought to be accepted to develop other priorities.

When seeing the communication by commissioner Hogan on the CAP post 2020, how can we blame him ? While the European Union’s future and its capacity to be at the core of the implementation of the sovereignty of Europeans – a Europe that protects as said by President Macron – how can we not see in this new step towards the renationalization of the CAP announced by the Commission a historical misinterpretation and a strategic mistake? Europe will be strong or will disappear.

To save itself Europe must rethink its main integrated policy, the CAP. Such is the message conveyed by the second article we are offering. There are twin stakes : reforming to act against agricultural crises and securing the transition ; reforming to exit the 1990s failed compromise on decoupling and coming back to the table of discussions to launch a new agricultural multilateralism based on the cooperation between sustainable and stabilizing agricultural policies. The issue is even more important for France who could then build an overall consistency with its two diplomatic priorities: the construction of a Europe-Mediterranean-Africa axis and the fight against climate change.

Good news! National agricultural land policies are euro-compatible! It is the theme declined in another European communication from the Commission that we decipher in the third article. It is indeed about respecting European fundamental liberties by giving prioritized buying rights according to agricultural policy objectives. Farm lands are not just any good, an adapted set of ownership rules is justified.

Finally, here is a subject discussed on both sides of the Atlantic in strangely opposite directions : the taxation of imports of Argentinian biodiesel. While the United States just implemented customs duties, Europe did the exact opposite, endangering a sector that could very well serve as a great agricultural markets stabilization tool.

Our articles are temporarily in french. The following articles have been also published on our website www.momagri.org :
Towards a new agricultural model, Position Paper on the CAP, Socialists and Democrats, 15 November 2017
We must end rentiers’ fake liberalism, Steve Ohana, Figaro Vox, 27 October 2017
Before this world sinks, Lettre économique des Chambres d’Agriculture, Ocotber 2017
Stripped to the bone, European Milk Board (EMB), Press release, 26 October 2017
Sustainability, stability, security : Why it is vital for global security and stability to tackle climate change and invest in sustainability, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), November 2017
Holland’s milk sector : hhyper competitiveness or environmental dumping ?, Christophe Perrot, Sylvain Foray, Jean-Marc chaumet, IDELE
After the signature of the charter, farmers are waiting for tangible results, Terre-Net

  1. « Communication CAP 2020 : The Commissioner for agriculture puts the French agricultural Unions on the same page ... against him ! »
Jacques Carles and Frédéric Courleux

« Coup d’envoi d’une nouvelle négociation communautaire, le Commissaire Phil Hogan a présenté le 29 novembre dernier une communication sur les orientations de la Politique Agricole Commune... »


  2. « No future without a protective CAP »
Jacques Carles and Frédéric Courleux

« Dans son discours à la conférence des Ambassadeurs, Emmanuel Macron a clairement dessiné les contours d’un projet de refondation d’Europe où il s’agit... »


  3. « To what extent can agricultural land policies be euro-compatible? »
Frédéric Courleux

« Les débats au sein de l’Union européenne sur les politiques agricoles se limitent de moins en moins à la seule Politique Agricole Commune pour laisser une place croissante aux politiques foncières agricoles... »


  4. « Argentinian biodiesel taxation: the strange crossover between Americans and Europeans »
Christopher Gaudoin

« Les politiques de développement des biocarburants sont toujours en débat, et force est de constater que, depuis quelques mois, c’est le biodiesel qui est particulièrement au cœur de l’actualité... »


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