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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Awarded for its qualitative research in support of agriculture



Geopolitical issues of the 21st century



In recognition of its work in economics and its support of agriculture and food as key strategic and geo-economic issues for the 21st century.

Paris, January 21, 2010 – The Choiseul Institute has awarded momagri with its Choiseul Prize in the World of Innovation. The presentation was made yesterday at the Hôtel de la Marine, the French Government’s 18th century landmark building.

The two other prizes were bestowed, in the Political and Institutional World to Pierre Lellouche, Under Secretary for European Affairs, and in the World of Economy to Jean Monville, Honorary President of SPIE, a French leader in advanced technical services. The Choiseul Prize is presented to officials or companies that exemplified a commitment to France’s and the European Union’s influence.

Pascal Lorot, President of the Choiseul Institute, indicated that the jury was very receptive to “the global, innovative and scientific impact of momagri’s work and approach.

Pierre Pagesse, President of momagi, mentioned his pride in receiving the prize from Christian Jacob, Member of the French National Assembly and Chairman of the Sustainable Development and Economic Growth Committee, and said: “Farmers should be able to live from their work in a regulated international community devoted to food security and economic growth. We certainly need all agricultural activities throughout the world to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

For his part, Jacques Carles, Executive Vice President of momagri, hopes that “the world’s political leaders take heed of the need to initiate an agricultural and food governance, without which the world’s stability will be threatened.

Following the first scientific publications on the momagri economic model, Professor Bertrand Munier, momagri’s Chief Economist, noted “the urgency to revolutionize our comprehension of agricultural market operations and to adopt economic tools to better understand them.

Momagri’s up-coming projects:

    - Designing key indicators for its future Rating Agency to better understand agricultural and food issues;

    - Conducting initiatives to reconcile the expectations of the “general public” with agriculture’s economic and strategic issues that directly affect food security for every citizen throughout the world.



momagri is a Paris-based think tank that promotes a new vision for agriculture. Founded and chaired by Pierre Pagesse, Chairman of the French Groupe Limagrain, the organization includes representatives of agricultural enterprises and officials from the healthcare, economic development, strategy and defense fields. It aims to support the regulation of agricultural markets by way of new evaluation tools (such as economic models and indicators) and new proposals for an international agriculture and food governance based on free-trade principles.


The Choiseul Institute for international politics and geo-economics is an independent research center that analyzes key international strategic issues. Its activities focus on supporting France’s economic and strategic influence and promoting its key players. Its editorial department, Choiseul Publishing, currently issues seven scholarly journals that act as French language benchmarks in their respective fields: Maghreb-Machrek, Latin American Issues, U.S. Politics, China, Nordic Countries, Geo-Economics and Global Security.


Contact :
Dominique Lasserre
00 33 1 43 06 42 70
00 33 6 62 23 34 45
dominique.lasserre@momagri.org
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