Waged agricultural workers are the women and men who labour in the crop fields, orchards, glasshouses, livestock units, and primary processing facilities to produce the world's food and fibres. They are employed on small- and medium-sized farms as well as large industrialized farms and plantations. They are waged workers because they do not own or rent the land on which they work nor the tools and equipment they use and so are a group distinct from farmers.
Agricultural Workers and Their Contribution to Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
Written by Peter Hurst in collaboration with Paola Termine and Marilee Karl
Food and Agriculture Organization
International Labour Organization
Translated and adapted version in Bulgarian