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.

momagri in China to Introduce a New Vision for Agriculture

Press conference

Beijing, October 13, 2008 - momagri - the Paris-based think tank established to prepare solutions to the inadequacies facing the agricultural sector worldwide, held a press conference in Beijing on October 10, to outline its new vision for agriculture. Topics included the threats facing the 21st century: how to feed 9 billion people by 2050, how to fight poverty and how to guarantee food security in a world of never ending crises.

The presentation included a detailed survey of the momagri economic model – the world’s first model formulated to incorporate the unpredictable variations of agricultural prices and the results of trade liberalization. First reactions indicate that the momagri model could provide Chinese leaders with an accurate solution to one of their major concerns: the stability, or instability, of agricultural prices that shape the country’s future agricultural policies.

Momagri’s project to launch a ratings agency to ease global agricultural regulations in 2009 was also greeted with utmost interest. The agency will invigorate the economic model by providing international decision-makers with currently unavailable data and indicators to better define facts and priorities concerning agriculture, development and environmental preservation. This agency will therefore meet the vision, clarity and relevance criteria that worldwide leaders are now demanding.

Lastly, momagri recommended and outlined new governance standards for global agriculture with the goal to explore the development a common course of action to change the current international situation. Shared positions on this topic are leading the way towards a productive cooperation with Chinese economists, think tanks and decision-makers.

Pierre Pagesse, momagri Founder and Chairman, Jacques Carles, Executive Vice-President, and Professor Bertrand Munier, Chief Economist, answered questions from a large number of journalists, who widely reported on the momagri’s presentations. Following the press conference, comprehensive and productive meetings were held in Beijing and Shanghai with Chinese officials at the Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Development Research Center of the State Council.

momagri’s activities and proposals are receiving very positive interest in China as the country backs both food self-sufficiency and world economic balance. Indeed, harnessing agricultural prices volatility and insuring commodities stability represent one of the Chinese Government’s main strategic challenges.

In the wake of several missions in the United States, in Africa and in Europe, the recent exchanges and talks in Beijing and Shanghai are confirming momagri’s role as a uniting agent, thanks to the development of scientific and managerial tools. “Farmers cannot survive in a market that has become highly chaotic. They need the visibility that only an international agricultural organization tailored to their specific needs can provide,” noted Pierre Pagesse, Chairman of momagri.

Contact presse :

Dominique Lasserre, +33 (0)1 43 06 42 70 - dominique.lasserre@momagri.org
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Paris, 16 June 2019