The article analyses the legal tools defined by the last Common Agricultural Policy Reform, by which the food supply chain regulation can contribute to the protection of workers employed in agriculture. Private players involved in the agri-food market regulation, i.e. producer organizations and interbranch organizations, straighten the farmers position (and indirectly the workers condition) through enhancing the bargaining power of the agricultural party in price negotiation as well as by defining internal rules concerning workers rights. Furthermore, the workers’ condition is expected to gain importance to access farmers income support. Both the issues above (i.e., private and public aspects) of the agricultural market regulation fit the goals of the CAP laid down by the Treaty, faced with the emerging need to increase farmers protection in the global market.
Keywords: Agrifood supply chain; Common Agricultural Policy; Producer organizations; Interbranch organizations; Contractual negotiations; Protection of employment conditions in agriculture.