The implementation of competition law in agriculture and, more broadly,
the food sector constitutes an important area of study, of particular
importance during this period of inflationary tendencies. The paper
examines the broader competition policy issues that arise in the context of
global food value chains and in particular the agriculture segment and
explores competition law enforcement in this highly dynamic area in terms
of recent developments.
1. The implementation of competition law in agriculture and, more broadly, the food sector constitutes an important area of study.  First, the food supply chain connects three economically important sectors: the agricultural sector, the food processing industry and the distribution sectors. As the food processing industry and the distribution sectors have many interactions with other sectors, market malfunctioning along the food supply chain can have significant repercussions. Second, the important mutations that have characterized this industry in recent years, in particular technological development in food production, processing and distribution, as well as important changes in the preferences of consumers, but also more general societal trends (e.g. healthy food,