Farm financial strategies
In the current global food system, the price consumers pay for food bears little relation to the real costs of production due to subsidies and market distortions. Moreover, most commercial food growers have huge debts. Small producers using agro-ecological methods need to get a fair price for the food they grow while avoiding excessive debt. A range of techniques can be adopted to ensure this happens. Often these rely on building strong personal connections between the grower and the consumer.
Organiclea veg box. Photo: Nicola Tree
Photo: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network UK and Canalside Community Food