EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK REPORT
This report was prepared under BOND Projecti and seeks to present the most relevant best
legal practices in the particular areas, discovered with cooperation and assistance from the
partners, in the hope that they will be useful to facilitate collective actions, and to ensure
access to sustainable markets for the small farmers. in the different European countries in
their diverse legal systems. These practices and measures might foster to formulate proposals through European examples to overcome various legal barriers that can be used by farmers and NGOs to help them in their daily lives and support small scale farmers and ensure food security throughout Europe.
The report examined regulations on trading and sale in agriculture sector, on defining
agricultural activity as well on collective actions, including cooperative rules. In some cases,
agricultural taxation rules as determining factor of cooperation were also revised.
Competition law is treated as a separate subject but is of crucial importance when promoting collaborate action among farmers.
The expressed objective of the report is to examine supportive regulatory solutions from the prospective of small-scale farmers. The reason for this is that only those individual farmers who are able to operate and grow economically will be able to collaborate with other farmers. These best legal practices enhance farmers for collective actions through these legal best practices, enables them and their organizations to be actively involved in decision-making processes.
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