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Community Engagement and Ethical Recruitment in Chihuahua

As part of the project’s community engagement efforts, the Sustentar team visited the community of Guachochi, Chihuahua in January. The team met with members and leaders of the indigenous Raramuri community, public officials, and the municipality president. Participants discussed issues such as child labor, working conditions, and labor recruitment of migrant agricultural workers in the…

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Visit to Baja California & Baja California Sur Partners

During a visit in February, the Sustentar team met with several organizations in Baja California and Baja California Sur, including the Agricultural Council of Baja California, the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, agro-export companies, and civil society organizations. The meetings included a presentation of the project’s mission to improve labor practices in the region…

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Testimonial: Sustentar is addressing challenges in a new way

Cover photo: Technical assistance meeting with Engineer Meza (center), an agricultural producer in the central-southern region of the state of Chihuahua, to support formation of a Social Performance Team. “I have been a chile pepper grower for over 10 years. I began in this field as a consultant for food safety processes in various crops…

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2023 End of Year Review

Cover photo: Training on USMCA in the Municipality of Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico, for a chile producer, in collaboration with their team, including operational and field personnel. As we wrap up 2023, the Proyecto Sustentar team extends our gratitude and appreciation for your continued support and partnership to strengthen labor compliance and competitiveness of Mexico’s tomato…

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Notes from the Field: November Workshops in Baja California Sur

Proyecto Sustentar conducted workshops in La Paz, Ciudad Constitución, and Vizcaíno, Baja California Sur in November 2023. The three workshops included initial training on key topics to strengthen the tomato industry, such as food safety and good labor practices, including ethical recruitment, and presented Sustentar’s goals and objectives. Attendees included management representatives from twelve tomato…

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Notes from the Field: New partnerships with chile growers initiated in Chihuahua

Following Sustentar’s pilot project in Chihuahua (read about the pilot in our previous newsletter), our team is partnering with companies to provide one-on-one technical guidance on strengthening social compliance and building capacity throughout the supply chain. We are currently working with six chile growers in the regions of Casas Grandes, Camargo, Delicias, and Meoqui. Together,…

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