How has the organic market changed? According to Fabio Brescacin “the inevitable contractions in supply, due to climate change, have caused an increase in prices. A certain margin, however, must remain, because too low a price does not remunerate farmers and undermines the quality of the products
which we are not willing to mediate. Continuing to pay too little for food is an aberration of the market, incapable of showing that healthy agriculture has health, social and economic benefits."
According to MARIA CHIARA FERRARESE , deputy director of Csqa Certifications , expert in agri-food and the certification systems applicable to the sector, as well as professor at the Master's in Food Quality and Safety at the University of Padua, "the system of Italian quality products cannot ignore the face the challenge of sustainability", which implies the definition of a new quality of products, capable of meeting the demand for lower environmental impact.
“The current Italian agri-food system is a successful model – explains Ferrarese – but it has become extremely vulnerable to climate change, which obliges, in the medium term, to rethink agricultural systems (for example, in the design of more resilient varieties and new cultivation and defense techniques)”.
Source: QN – Economy and Work