In its submission to the Federal Government’s Agriculture Competitiveness Taskforce, AFSA says that more export-oriented, large-volume commodity production is not the solution to long-term food security and food sovereignty issues.
Farmer profitability is not going to be addressed through a ‘free trade free-for all’, race to the bottom, in which our land and our farmers are pushed harder, and further into debt.
We need instead to invest smart and rebuild our local food economies to ensure long-term and genuine food security and food sovereignty, based on principles of fairness for all, health and well-being and ecosystem integrity.[message_box type=”note” icon=”yes” close=”Close”]We encourage all our members and supporters to make their views known to the Federal Government on this vitally important issue.
Submissions close on 17 April 2014, and can be made by email to: email@example.com[/message_box]
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