Supply Chain Innovation

Mapping Study on Seasonal Agricultural Workers and Worker Feedback and Grievance Mechanisms in Agricultural Sector

Publication date: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) commissioned to and partnered with the Business and Human Rights (BHR) to undertake a Mapping Study on Worker Feedback and Grievance Mechanisms in the agricultural sector. This work is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (USDOL-ILAB), as part of the project titled “Partnership to Prevent Child and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products: Piloting the USDA Guidelines in Turkey’s Hazelnut Supply Chain”. The study has two main objectives: 1) profile global agricultural workers to draw conclusions about the commonalities amongst the agricultural workers and a basic comparative analysis of the most prevalent human rights in different countries; and 2) conduct an in-depth analysis of four existing WFGMs operated by the private sector multi-stakeholder initiatives in four commodities namely tea, sugarcane, palm oil and sea food sectors.