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Part 4: Conditions of employment and work

'Agricultural Workers and Sustainable Agriculture' Series

With a rising share of waged labour in agriculture and an increasing percentage of total output marketed domestically or internationally, concern for better conditions of employment at work should at least match concern for product quality standards. Improvements in conditions of employment at work are a necessary prerequisite to modernization and the opening of markets and they can stimulate economic efficiency by raising labour productivity. Such improvements should be considered as an investment rather than a social cost.

Source: 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