Non-traditional agricultural export industries: Conditions for women workers in Colombia and Peru

Publication Date: 

March 1, 2008

Women comprise the majority of the workforce in many non-traditional agricultural export (NTAE) industries, which international lending and aid agencies espouse as a development solution for rural poor people. In the Peruvian asparagus industry and the Colombian cut-flower plantations, however, women workers endure unsafe and substandard conditions.

Fighting FTAs

Publication Date: 

February 7, 2008, GRAIN and BIOTHAI are today launching a collaborative publication, "Fighting FTAs: The growing resistance to bilateral free trade and investment agreements". While global trade talks at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) stagnate, governments and corporations are busy spinning a complex web of bilateral free trade and investment agreements (FTAs). "Fighting FTAs" looks at what this FTA frenzy is really about, how social movements are fighting back and strategic learnings emerging from these struggles.

Flyer for Florists and Retailers

Publication Date: 

February 2, 2008

ILRF encourages florists and other selling flowers to look for the certification labels of Veriflora and TransFair USA as one way to better the conditions for cut flower workers.

This document is a basic informational guide with information about Veriflora and TransFair USA and also indicates which retailers have the certified flowers available.