Transforming agri-food market systems to benefit small-scale producers
Transforming agri-food market systems to benefit small-scale producers

Transforming agri-food market systems to benefit small-scale producers

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Our global agri-food market systems are in need of transformation if they are to continue supporting the seven billion people on our planet. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, food production and its vast network of supporting functions, such as transportation, processing, and packaging, was vulnerable - often failing to meet some of our most basic needs such as adequate income and nutrition, and environmental sustainability. The pandemic has only exacerbated food systems vulnerabilities and stressors, such as climate change, political instability, and inequality, creating immediate threats to people’s wellbeing, wealth, education, rights, and security.