Promoting Leading Practices in Mexico-US Agricultural Labor Rights and Supply Chain Management
Stronger Together is proud to announce its participation in Fundación Avina’s newly launched Periplo program project. The Periplo project seeks to strengthen the labor migration system in the agricultural supply chain in Mexico, and between Mexico and the United States in order to protect the human rights of migrant agricultural workers.
In a collaboration with Fundación Avina, Stronger Together and other partner organizations including Centro de Acompañamiento a Migrantes (CAMINOS), Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante Inc. (CDM), Centro de Estudios en Cooperación Internacional y Gestión Pública (CECIG), Oxfam México and Verité, Periplo will aim to create a more equitable labor migration system by:
- Strengthening migrant agricultural workers’ knowledge of labor human rights and how to exercise them;
- Increasing the implementation of private sector good practices in recruitment processes and labor standards; and
- Promoting cross-sector and multi-stakeholder dialogue, exchange, and collaboration.
Stronger Together will draw from its extensive global experience in leading business-friendly, multi-stakeholder initiatives to drive the ethical and professional recruitment and labor supply of migrant workers.
“We celebrate the integration of Stronger Together into Periplo,” says Pamela Ríos, Program Manager, Fundación Avina. “Their organization is committed to strengthening agricultural supply chains and contributing to a more equitable and just system, especially in regard to ensuring that agricultural workers’ rights are met.”
“Complementing our work on recruitment in the US fresh produce sector, we are thrilled to have been selected to contribute to this important project,” says Jantine Werdmuller von Elgg, Managing Director, Stronger Together. “Stronger Together will support recruiters and employers with the practical guidance, tools, and resources they need to embed responsible recruitment practices which are good for workers and good for businesses.”
Click here to find out more and register your interest in getting involved.