To give back a central, principal place to local agriculture, to remunerate its production at its “fair value”, to prove that the financialisation of raw food materials is not inevitable… These are the motivations behind this pact.
First of all, the AGRI-ETHIQUE pact focused on wheat, THE most symbolic nutritional value! It is important to perpetuate its production in France in a sustainable way. Today the price of wheat is dependent on world stocks, climatic conditions in other countries, rumours and financial speculation. All these changing phenomena can create famines in countries that can no longer afford to buy wheat, which often constitutes the bulk of their diet.
At the heart of the AGRI-ETHIQUE WHEAT approach is the setting of a secure wheat price for 3 years. Thanks to this fixed price, AGRI-ETHIQUE frees itself from the effects of financial speculation by ensuring visibility, security and serenity for both the farmer and the buyer.