Corona-crisis : hard times for small Greek farmers
Article from the RIPESS Europe newsletter - June 2020
Report by Jenny Gkiougki, President of Agroecopolis, juin 2020
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Small agroecological farmers were hit very hard by COVID-19. Strict restrictions in movement and the provisional closing of many businesses meant that places like small restaurants, hotels and farmers’ markets suddenly became inaccessible for most of them -who do not receive subsidies or compensations and rely on short supply chain for their survival. This is critical, not just for their livelihoods, but for the continued existence of family farming in Greece.