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(Mediterranean Agricultural Information Network) Fostering cooperation and experience sharing among the national information systems on agricultural (cereals) markets in the Mediterranean. The network of 13 countries is coordinated by CIHEAM, and more specifically by its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAI) of Montpellier.
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Massive maize imports keep EU livestock fed after drought

Massive maize imports keep EU livestock fed after drought | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Reuters, 21/01/2019 - EU set to break last season's maize import record. Imports fuelled by 2018 drought, big Ukraine crop. Maize flows have turned EU into net cereal importer. Imports seen easing next year if EU harvest rebounds.

EU maize imports are running at a record pace, turning the bloc into a net cereal importer for the first time in a decade, as the livestock industry uses a bumper Ukrainian harvest to make up for a lack of forage caused by a torrid summer.

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EU becomes net grain importer for first time in more than 10 years

EU becomes net grain importer for first time in more than 10 years | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

17/12/2018 (Reuters) - The European Union has become a net importer of grain for the first time in more than a decade following a drought-affected wheat harvest, strong competition in exports from Russia and a record pace of maize imports.As of Dec. 16, the EU has imported a net 13.15 Mt of grain so far in the 2018/19 season, compared with net exports of 12.64 Mt in the same period last season, European Commission data showed on Monday.

 

The last time the EU was a net grain importer was the 2007/08 season, when the harvest was also damaged by drought, data compiled by Reuters shows.

The EU is one of the world's largest grain exporters, mainly of wheat where it competes with Black Sea countries and the United States. It has traditionally been a net importer of maize (corn).

 The balance this season has been altered by a sharp slowdown in wheat exports, linked to a poor harvest damaged by hot, dry summer weather and brisk Russian shipments, and massive maize imports after a poor crop.

EU soft wheat exports so far in 2018/19 totalled 7.5 Mt as of Dec. 16, down 25% from 9.9 Mt at the same stage of last season, the Commission data showed. Barley exports had reached 2.5 Mt, down 1 % from a year earlier. Maize imports, meanwhile, stood at 9.9 Mt, up 41 % from 7.0 Mt a year earlier.

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La réforme du multilatéralisme : un défi pour les institutions européennes et une solution pour la PAC

La réforme du multilatéralisme : un défi pour les institutions européennes et une solution pour la PAC | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Agriculture Stratégies, 24/01/2019 - Fruit d'un travail collectif associant des anciens ministres, des parlementaires européens et français, des élus territoriaux, des responsables du monde agricole et des experts reconnus, ce document ambitionne de refonder les bases d'un nouveau multilatéralisme.

Il y a urgence à renouveler l’approche européenne du multilatéralisme, car l‘impasse dans laquelle se trouve actuellement le projet européen est aussi lié à l’échec d’un multilatéralisme qui a davantage prôné la concurrence que la coopération et qui a vu dans l’effacement des Etats-Nations l’aboutissement de la gouvernance de l’économie mondiale.

Cette dérive est en partie à l’origine des crises économiques et sociales qui fragilisent nos démocraties.

La PAC et l’agriculture européenne en sont les témoins et les victimes : les règles de l’OMC ne sont pas adaptées, elles supposent que les marchés agricoles se stabilisent par eux-mêmes.

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