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The FLA will release a documentary about this project, filmed during the 2017 harvest season, in the spring of 2018.

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Documentary: FLA Project to Mitigate Child Labor and Support Ethical Recruitment in Agriculture

Publication date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Report type: 
Hazelnut Project in TurkeyMedia
In this documentary, farm workers, labor contractors, farmers, manufacturers, government officials, and migrant children offer their perspectives on the FLA's pilot project implementing USDA guidelines for improving agricultural supply chains and on the situation for migrant hazelnut harvesters in Turkey.

A Conversation With Nestle: Improving Conditions in the Hazelnut Sector

Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Report type: 
Hazelnut Project in TurkeyMedia
“Responsible sourcing is a cornerstone of our approach to the sustainable development of our business. It is also an essential part of our relationship with the farmers and producers we depend on for our supply of raw materials,” says Hanna Jager, Global Responsible Sourcing Leader for Nestlé.

Companies and NGOs Partnered With Turkish Government Officials to Reduce Child Labor

Publication date: 
Monday, June 18, 2018
Report type: 
Hazelnut Project in TurkeyMedia
"Hazelnuts are the most important product, especially in the Black Sea region. When harvesting them [it's vital] that we consider how we can do it in better conditions. We shouldn't pick this product at the expense of other people's quality of life," says Nurcan Önder, Director General of Labor for the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in Turkey.

Migrant Workers in Turkey Describe Their Lives During the Hazelnut Harvest

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Report type: 
Hazelnut Project in TurkeyMedia
Migrant farmworkers discuss their work to harvest hazelnuts, returning year after year, some since childhood, along with their families. In partnership with the US Department of Labor and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in Turkey, the Fair Labor Association, Nestlé, Balsu, and Olam have been working to create safe spaces for children in the hazelnut harvest and improve conditions for workers.

A Conversation with Balsu and Olam, Suppliers to Nestle in Turkey

Publication date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018
Report type: 
Hazelnut Project in TurkeyMedia
Collaboration between multiple stakeholders was a key part of the success of the pilot program for addressing the systemic labor problems within the Turkish hazelnut supply chain. Balsu and Olam, two of Nestlé's main suppliers and FLA affiliated companies, worked with local farmers, laborers, Turkish ministry officials, and CSOs to learn about the issue of child labor, educate migrant families about their rights, and build ethical recruitment practices.