For ECVC, ensuring farmers receive fair prices for their work is central and changes the way they can produce food. If they are constantly put under pressure from other actors in the supply chain to sell at cheaper prices, as is the case now, they are left with little option but to cut costs. Food is a basic and essential right and as such it is in the best interests of all to ensure that people have access to healthy, fresh, local and affordable food, by guaranteeing fair prices for farmers through market regulation. i.e. using tools and measures to control and oversee who can sell what on the market and at what price.
ECVC has created an informative fiche to explain how different types of market regulation could help make today’s food systems more sustainable. You can download the PDF version here.