Supply Chain Innovation

COVID-19 Focused Report of Balsu's Hazelnut Supply Chain in Sakarya, Turkey: 2020

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

In addition to the standard Fair Labor Association assessments, in 2020 the FLA also collected information about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Balsu hazelnut supply chain in Sakarya, Turkey. 

The FLA designed the COVID-19 focused assessment to measure the heightened risks at the farm level for workers and their families, especially in the areas of changing workers’ demographics, risks for migrant workers, increased expenses to seek job opportunities due to heightened travel costs, COVID-19 related health risks, and workers’ access to grievance mechanisms and public services. This report presents the findings from the assessment conducted in Turkey from August 31-September 3, 2020 in Balsu's hazelnut supply chain. 

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