Agriculture, Horticulture & Landscaping

There are a number of potential touch points where human trafficking can occur in the agriculture and horticulture industry. First of all agricultural work is usually seasonal. Seasonal workers often lack workplace protections, including unemployment compensation and health insurance, as well as job security and stability. Farms and plantations usually cover vast areas and are not well-serviced by public transportation. Employees also usually live on the site which is why the workers can be exposed to labour exploitation even easier.

Recognising Lived Realities
Publications
01 December 2019

This briefing presents the findings of a project, led by University of Liverpool in partnership with FLEX and funded by the British Academy with the Department for International Development. The project assessed how transparency in supply chains for chocolate and...

Global Flagship Programme Implementation
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01 December 2019

The objective of the IPEC+ Global Flagship Programme – in line with target 8.7 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, adopted by the United Nations in 2015 – is to provide ILO leadership in global efforts to eradicate all forms...

Addressing the Human Cost of Assam Tea: An Agenda for Change to Respect, Protect and Fulfill Human Rights on Assam Tea Plantations
Publications
10 October 2019

Workers on tea plantations in the Assam region of India are systematically denied their rights to a living wage and decent working and living conditions. The fact that they are unable to meet their basic living costs is starkly illustrated...

“How They Tricked Us” Living with the Gibe III Dam and Sugarcane Plantations in Southwest Ethiopia
Publications
11 June 2019

For over a decade, the Oakland Institute has raised alarm about the conditions and threats that both the Gibe III Dam and the Kuraz Sugar Development Project pose for Indigenous communities in the region. Now, several years on, new research...

They said we wouldn’t have to pick and now they send us to the fields – Forced Labour in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Harvest 2018
Publications
03 April 2019

Uzbekistan’s 2018 cotton harvest, which concluded in all regions of the country in the last week of November, showcased the enormous challenges in uprooting the country’s deeply entrenched forced labour system. Driven by a commitment to reform at the highest...

Thailand Migration Report 2019
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25 January 2019

The Thailand Migration Report 2019 contains 11 chapters that delve into themes such as working conditions, access to services, remittances, human trafficking and exploitation. Each chapter, written by a specific UN agency, provides up-to-date information on migration trends and patterns...

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