Argentina: Network of Small Producers to Ensure Food Security

A draft law for the promotion of small-scale farm production by state-owned companies. Hopes to prevent price speculation.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Members of the Argentinean Congress, together with social organizations, have presented a draft law for state-supported networks of small-scale food producers. The aim is to set up a government-owned company that will, in the future, be in charge of promoting and selling products from small farmers and regional small businesses.

A draft law to this end is soon to be submitted to the Chamber of Deputies. "We need to start discussing food sovereignty, food monopolies, and pricing," says Federico Fagioli, member of the government alliance "Frente de Todos" and an official of the . . .

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