A fair price for farmers
A fair price for farmers is a central plank of Fianna Fáil agriculture policy and is vital to the long term survival and success of the horticulture, beef, sheep, pig, poultry and liquid milk sectors.
There are clear imbalances that are undermining its long-term sustainability. Family farmers are increasingly finding it difficult to receive fair prices for their produce. We believe action is now required to ensure that producers can earn a decent living as part of a dynamic and innovative sector.
Fianna Fáil’s plan to ensure a fair price for farmers
A National Food Ombudsman
Amend consumer law and establish a National Food Ombudsman, to protect primary producers in national law and ensure fairness and equity in the food supply chain.
Food supply chain
Build support for greater transparency in the food supply chain and break the hold of a small number of players in the interest of food security and the retention of family farming in the EU.
A stronger position in Europe
Seek specific EU legislation to regulate and prohibit certain unfair trading practices in order to strengthen the position of farmers in the food supply chain, while working towards common EU wide enforcement rules and coordination measures among Member State enforcement authorities.
Explore new markets
New markets must be opened for our world renowned premium produce.