Agricultural markets

Research and analysis

European dairy futures markets : a fatal trust crisis ?

Despite the high hopes placed in them since the end of milk quotas, European dairy futures markets struggle to develop.…

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Research and analysis

Towards an OPEC for cocoa?

To cope with the collapse of prices and a value-sharing that is deemed unfair, the creation of a cocoa OPEC…

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Thoughts and opinions

Strengthening sustainable food systems through geographical indications

What is this study about? Geographical indications (GIs) refer to products with specific characteristics, qualities or reputations resulting from their…

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Thoughts and opinions

Changing the rules of international trade: necessary for tackling the challenges of the farming sector, food sector and the planet

The European Union is the main importer and exporter of foodstuffs world-wide. At the same time, European farmers are faced…

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Thoughts and opinions

CAP and Migration: what coherence for European policies ?

Heads of State and Government are meeting this Friday to address the thorny issue of the European Union’s financial perspectives,…

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Non classé

Dairy products: is the international market’s compass biased?

Created in 2008 by the New-Zealand cooperative Fonterra, the auctioning platform Global Dairy Trade acts as a reference for the…

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Research and analysis

Futures markets and income insurances are not substitutes for public regulations

In a series of three articles, we are proposing additional insights on what is known as private risk management tools––futures…

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Thoughts and opinions

Too big to feed: is the protection of farmers and consumers against monopolies becoming one of the goals of the Common Agricultural Policy?

“May agriculture be market orientated” has been the line set by the different strings of reforms of the CAP for…

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Research and analysis

Futures markets and income insurances are not substitutes for public regulations (1/3)

In a series of three articles, we are proposing additional insights on what is known as private risk management tools––futures…

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Thoughts and opinions

Increasing the intervention price of grains: A forbidden debate?

In a press release issued at the end of August on the ongoing decline in grain prices––when farmers are expecting…

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