Supply Chain Innovation

Agricultural Intermediary Profile Study

Publication date: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

An agricultural intermediary is a person who establishes a business connection between a producer and a seasonal agricultural worker and who, in exchange, receives a commission from the worker or employer. In seasonal agricultural work, agricultural intermediaries hold key positions. The intermediaries, called "Dayıbaşı" or "Çavuş" in Turkey, have diverse responsibilities such as establishing a business connection, setting a wage guarantee and providing accommodation.

The data in this May 2018 report provide important information for public agencies and non-governmental organizations working with seasonal migrant workers.