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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European Parliament: Ask for the agenda!



Pierre Boiteau, Editorial Director,


Article paru dans Terre-net Média



What about the CAP now? What is the European Parliament’s agenda for agriculture? What is its legitimacy?

It’s a done deal. The Europeans have voted on their new parliament for the next five years. But what will be its legitimacy? For among the 28 member states, the largest European party is the nonparticipation faction. Yet, the competences of the European Parliament have never been so important. It has even become inevitable in the decision-making process of the European Union.
In France, farmers were the exception. They voted massively, as indicated by several polls, such as the Terre-net BVA’ Agricultural Indicator.

The results of the May 25, 2014 European elections could impact the upcoming negotiations for the 2015 European Treaty, and redefine the Parliament’s tasks so that the European Union might function without becoming stalled.

The next mandate of members of the European Parliament will be a “social” one, with the goal to regulate labor laws, and at least initiate a minimum wage. But everything will hinge on the political persuasion of the new president of the European Commission to be elected by members. Yet, we already know that the members’ new mandate will include the approval of international trade agreements, especially the free trade agreement. Between Europe and the United States.

As far agriculture is concerned, the members will work on the final stage of the milk package to engineer the supervision of the post-quota era. They will also participate in the mid-course report on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform in 2015, as well as the post-2020 era redesign with a probable direction based on aid programs including insurance.

The CAP reform for 2015 has not brought any serious resolution to regulate agricultural markets and ward off the hyper-volatility of commodity prices, whose consequences are devastating for farmers, as outlined by momagri. For the think tank, this price hyper-volatility is going against the flow of current major agricultural policies.


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Paris, 11 December 2018