Food Chains and Risk Management
Priority 3: Promoting food chain organisation and risk management in agriculture
Farmers’ position in the food supply chain can be relatively weak and they can benefit from organising themselves better to improve revenue opportunities. One route to doing so lies in local markets and short-supply chains. Risk management tools are needed to help farmers cope better with the uncertainty created by problems of weather, animal disease and market volatility.
Areas of Intervention:
- Better integrating primary producers into the food chain through quality schemes, promotion in local markets and short-supply chains, producer groups and ‘inter-branch’ organisations
- Supporting risk management on farms