Agriculture is the world’s second largest source of employment and one of the most dangerous. Many agricultural workers suffer occupational accidents and illness each year, caused by exposure to chemicals, working with machinery and other factors.
Our stewardship programs raise awareness of the hazards and risks associated with agricultural work, and share knowledge of how these can be effectively managed. We train as many farmers as possible through local partnerships and the retailers who sell our products. We understand that training alone does not guarantee a tangible impact on safety. So we track the effectiveness and impacts of labor safety training programs and identify bottlenecks that prevent behavioral change.