Labour and Labourers in the Sesame Lowlands: Analysis and Action for Health and Wealth

Benefit-SBN has conducted a thorough analysis of the labour situation in the sesame zone. This issue brief underscored the importance of labour for the success of the sesame sector and the employment opportunities for a huge number of seasonal labourers. The focus is to deal responsibly with the particular situation of this year and to ensure a safe match between labour demand and supply. The paper highlighted main challenges related to availability and welfare of labourers and provided background on labour characteristics. It suggests action points on how to balance and deal with health and socio-economic risks; provide recommendations for teams of stakeholders working together to manage agricultural production and labour as good as possible under prevailing circumstances; and put action points that can help for labour availability and welfare.