Food and agriculture global value chains

Drivers and constraints for occupational safety and health improvement

According to ILO estimates, 60 to 80 percent of world trade involves global supply chains (GSCs). The contribution of these trade mechanisms to global economic growth and job opportunities is clear, however their impact on the working conditions, safety and health of workers involved in developing countries, raises concern.

Jordi Curell, Director, Mobility and International Issues, DG Employment, EC and Moussa Oumarou, Director, Governance and Tripartism Department, ILO
On 10 November, the ILO Governance and Tripartism Department presented and discussed research conducted jointly with the European Union on three food and agriculture global value chains (Coffee, Lychee and Palm Oil) and the methodology developed to approach OSH in GSCs. The event was an opportunity for information sharing on new initiatives among a range of GSC sector stakeholders including, academic institutions, industry representatives, and relevant government ministries.