EU AGRICULTURAL MARKETS TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS CAUTIOUSLY WELCOMED BY ICSA

14 NOVEMBER 2016

ICSA president Patrick Kent has cautiously welcomed the EU Agricultural Markets Task Force recommendations on farmers in the food supply chain. However, Mr Kent stressed that the recommendations do not go far enough “We need to see full transparency over the profits made by multinational retailers and processors so we can identify who gets what margin. We also need to amend competition law to reflect the weakness of millions of farmers in the food chain.”

“Limitations on the size of producer groups and the limitations on farm organisations fighting for a better price for farmers needs to be looked at.”

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