A fairer deal for farmers

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how to strengthen the bargaining power of farmers, who are being squeezed by the bigger, better-resourced manufacturers and retailers who buy their produce.

08/09/2017
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The consultation, which runs until 17 November, is looking for views on the nature of the relationship between farmers and their corporate customers.
 
Specifically, it is asking about:
  • Unfair Trading Practices (such as not providing written contracts, or unilaterally changing or voiding contractual commitments at the last minute);
  • market transparency (by which the Commission means how easy it is to see where the money is going along supply chains);
  • and the ease with which growers can cooperate or form collectives (which can sometimes bring them into conflict with Competition regulations).
Find out more and submit a response here.
 
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