South America

Brazil

Region(s)

Minas Gerais

Implementer

CRS, Verité, Cecafé, InPacto

Project

Improving understanding and awareness and engaging stakeholders on farm labour in the Brazilian Coffee Sector

Introduction

Sustainability challenges in the medium and large-scale estate sector have been gaining increased attention in recent years. The individuals that provide temporary labour on these farms at times of peak labour demand can be characterized as the poorest of the poor in the coffee sector, and potentially the most disadvantaged and vulnerable coffee-dependent populations in the world.

The Project

  • Improve awareness and understanding of the nature, extent, scale, and scope of the labour abuses, including forced and child labour, among farmworkers in the coffee sector of Minas Gerais
  • Develop and refine tools to identify, and develop strategies to address labour risks
  • Share information, experiences, and lessons learned from the rapid appraisals and SAQ pilot and work toward sector-wide solutions to the labour problem with key coffee sector stakeholders in Brazil

Partners

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Status

Ongoing

Duration

2 Years

Timeframe

2017-2019

Farmers

300

% Female Farmers & Youth

35%

Coffee Households

1,500

Areas of work

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Project themes

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