Suffering from hunger in a thriving industry
Even though the pineapple industry brings a lot of prosperity to the Philippines, it’s not the workers on the fields that are profiting. They have little to no work security and receive hunger wages.
Fairfood travelled to the Philippines to be able to do research on the spot. Through talks with locals and experts we unveiled the true size of the issues. Recurring stories are those about hunger wages, insecure contracts, long working days and dangerous working conditions. The low living wage and income for pineapple pickers even make people bring their kids to the plantations, so they can earn some money for the family as well.
We confronted several organizations and the pineapple companies with the facts. By engaging with different actors in the chain, we want to build partnerships that put an end to the issues. Furthermore, we work with local partners on the ground and provide negotiations and bargaining outreach to Philippine civil society organizations, as well as the pineapple farmworkers, so they know what their rights are and how they can effectively stand up for their rights to fair trade.Read our report