• PERIPLO is a space where national and international civil society organizations come together to promote the rights of agricultural day laborers. 
  • The PERIPLO alliance is pleased to release its first impact report and announce its plans scale up the results already achieved. 
  • During the first two years since PERIPLO launched, over 4,000 migrant agricultural workers have received information on how to prevent abuses of their rights.

June 12, 2023 – PERIPLO has released its first impact report, “Sembrando Cambio” (Sowing Change), which outlines the project’s achievements and results to date, all of which position it as a leader in collaborative strategies to maximize impact on policies and practices and exchange knowledge concerning agricultural labor migration.  

The report contains data on the impact achieved during the project’s first two years:   

  • Training provided to over 4,000 migrant agricultural workers in Mexico and the United States.  
  • Over 1,000 workers hired through responsible recruitment practices.  
  • Formation of a multi-stakeholder community of practice on human rights due diligence in Mexico (Comunidad de Práctica sobre la Debida Diligencia en Derechos Humanos) that brings together private companies and civil society organizations.  
  • Knowledge produced about the industry through reports and diagnostic studies.  
  • Knowledge and tools produced to promote best practices in the recruitment and hiring of migrant agricultural workers. 

The report also explains in detail the role of each of PERIPLO’s partner organizations in these achievements as evidence of the hard work of every organization and person involved in this alliance.   

The diversity of the people collaborating on this project has allowed us to carry out a wide array of interventions, including community-based diagnostic studies, labor rights training workshops, information sessions on risk prevention in the workplace, and advocacy to establish processes for migrant agricultural workers to defend themselves against abuse and report violations of their rights.” Agnieszka Raczynska, Migration Program Coordinator, Fundación Avina  

The report not only details the project’s results, it also reveals the potential that PERIPLO has to achieve even greater impact on a wider scale.   

This is why PERIPLO has announced its plans to scale up the project’s reach over the next two years, expanding its area of intervention to include the border between Mexico and Central America. Two organizations based in Chiapas will join the alliance and strengthen our efforts to build an equitable and just labor system that supports the agricultural supply chain across Central America, Mexico, and the United States.  

“PERIPLO is an alliance of twelve organizations with the shared goal of upholding the labor rights of agricultural migrant workers and implementing best practices concerning this issue in the private sector. In the coming years, PERIPLO will foster collaborative approaches that will enable us to scale up the results achieved in the first years of the project so that more migrant agricultural day laborers can understand and exercise their rights and participate in making the system more just.” – Verónica Rodríguez, Coordinator, PERIPLO  

The project brings together the following national and international civil society organizations: Centro de Acompañamiento a Migrantes (CAMINOS); Centro de los Derechos del Migrante Inc. (CDM); Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan; Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Matías de Córdova; Centro de Estudios en Cooperación Internacional y Gestión Pública (CECIG); Centro de Información y Recursos sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos (CIEDH); Cierto Global; Nosotr@s por la Democracia; Oxfam Mexico; Stronger Together; Verité; and Voces Mesoamericanas, Acción con Pueblos Migrantes. PERIPLO is made possible thanks to the support of the Walmart Foundation.  

Visit www.proyectoperiplo.org to find out more about PERIPLO and the work of our partner organizations.




Pablo Baños