Project to Build and Strengthen Sustainability Systems in the Tomato & Chile Sectors in Mexico
Our Target Areas
Baja California is one of Mexico’s top-producing states for tomatoes and tomatoes are the most exported agricultural commodity in this state.
Baja California Sur
Baja California Sur is one of Mexico’s top-producing states for tomatoes and among the top-producing states for chile peppers.
Chihuahua is one of the top-producing states for chile pepper production in Mexico, accounting for about 16% of total production in Mexico.
Enabling good labor practices through strong management systems—supported by worker voice and engagement with communities and stakeholders.
Increased compliance with labor laws related to child labor, forced labor, and acceptable conditions of work by private sector stakeholders in tomato and chile pepper supply chains
Increased application of effective and sustainable compliance and remediation systems by private sector stakeholders
Increased understanding of USMCA’s labor standards and corresponding risks in the target industries
Core labor standards are fully incorporated into agricultural social compliance and remediation systems
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Proyecto Sustentar and AHIFORES hold forum on strengthening the competitiveness of the tomato sector in Mexico
Proyecto Sustentar and AHIFORES held a forum called “Strengthening the competitiveness of the tomato sector in Mexico” on October 10 and 11, 2023 in Ensenada, Baja California. As a space for open dialogue between tomato sector stakeholders at the employer level (e.g., directors, managers, and coordinators of social responsibility), the event fostered collaboration within the…
Lee esta publicación en español → On May 16-19, 2023, Proyecto Sustentar held workshops for chile growers, collectors and producers, civil society, and government officials in areas of Chihuahua state. Proyecto Sustentar is a project led by Social Accountability International that seeks to strengthen social compliance and improve working conditions in the chile and tomato…
Lea esta publicación en español → In April 2022, SAI began Proyecto Sustentar, a USDOL-funded project that will engage with workers, producers, public sector, and civil society to improve social compliance systems and labor rights—specifically related to child labor, forced labor, and unacceptable conditions of work—in agricultural supply chains in Mexico. Labor Risks and Reforms in Mexican Agriculture…