Shadows of slavery part three: labour exploitation in global agriculture
This third section of our collection Shadows of Slavery explores how social and economic relations bind people to...
Working for former masters in Madagascar: a ‘win-win’ game for former slaves?
Workers and landowners in the Malagasy highlands see sharecropping as an arrangement where both benefit, but that...
The problem of “working for someone”: debt, dependence and labour exploitation in Chad
Precolonial elites used to enslave the farmers of rural Chad, now they hold them in debt bondage. How much has...
Navigating unsafe workplaces in Costa Rica’s banana industry
Deeply rooted gender and class hierarchies mean that gender-based violence does not end at home - women are also...
Containment, resistance, flight: Migrant labour in the agro-industrial district of Foggia, Italy
A ‘special economic zone’ exists in southeastern Italy where the rules and standards of work do not apply.
Extorted and exploited: Haitian labourers on Dominican sugar plantations
Haiti, a former sugar colony, was formed through the rebellion of slaves, yet now many Haitians find themselves...
Agricultural investments in Tanzania: economic opportunities or new forms of exploitation?
Many are celebrating the fact that Tanzania is welcoming private investors in the agricultural sector, but who is...
Struggling on the wrong side of the chain: labour exploitation in global agriculture
This week’s special series discusses the working conditions, the dynamics of exploitation, and the degree of...