Project to Expand and Assess the Fair Food Program (FFP) Model for Promotion of Human Rights and Labor Rights Protections in International Agricultural Supply Chains

The project will apply a worker-centric approach to combating labor exploitation in agriculture in three countries (Mexico, Chile, and South Africa).
Project Duration
December 2022
December 2025
Funding and Year

The Problem

This project addresses the need for stronger labor and human rights protections and increased enforcement of laws addressing child labor, forced labor, and other labor abuses in global agriculture supply chains.

Our Strategy

The Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) has identified flower producers in three countries that are interested in replicating the Fair Food Program (FFP) model on their farms in Mexico, Chile, and South Africa.

The project aims to (1) increase labor and human rights protections and compliance with labor laws on flower farms, and (2) increase understanding of factors affecting the scalability and replicability of the FFP model in pilot countries. The project will support an initial feasibility study and assessment of an international expansion of the FFP model to promote labor rights and worker-driven social responsibility —a model that has been implemented in U.S. agriculture since 2011. The project will evaluate the results of its implementation of the FFP model in the three countries through a comparative assessment to determine which factors promote or hinder the implementation.

Fair Food Standards Council
Implementing Partners:
University of Virginia, Independent Research Team
Contact Information:
(202) 693-4843 / Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT)
Child Labor
Fair Food Program
Forced Labor
Human Rights
Labor exploitation
Labor Rights
Worker-driven social responsibility