It is a great social injustice of our times that agricultural workers and smallholder farmers in the global food chain often don’t have money for food, clothes and house for their families, or to send their children to school, despite ‘feeding the world’.
- Should smallholder (family) farming – properly supported & with fair prices & incomes for farmers – be the backbone of agricultural production worldwide?
- What responsibilities do multinational corporations in the global food chain have in paying decent wages for hired (employed) agricultural workers and securing decent income for smallholder farmers?
- How can legislation and policy support:
- increased incomes for smallholder farmers and decent wages for hired (employed) agricultural workers;
- improved safety and health conditions for smallholder farmers and hired (employed) agricultural workers (agriculture is one of the three most dangerous industries to work in);
- help guarantee the right to adequate food for smallholder farmers and hired (employed) agricultural workers and their families?
- What can we do as consumers?
- What can networks such as SIANI do?