Project Supported by Private Organizations in Other Countries, 2020 - 2020
Given this, the major objective of the assessment is to expose the risks that
confront, in the context of the global Covid-19 pandemic, seasonal migrant
agricultural workers and their children as one of the most vulnerable and
invisible groups in society and to contribute to the development of policies
to minimize these risks. The study will also analyse possible effects of the
losses of workforce and work which are the results of the measures taken
against the outbreak on agricultural production and daily life in general.
In this context the rapid assessment report first presents a framework related to what is happening in the world in relation to the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on agricultural production. This is followed by an analysis
on how counter-outbreak measures adopted in Turkey in the period 25
March – 15 April 2020 affected the employment of migrant agricultural
workers in the sample provinces of Adana, Ankara, Bolu, Çorum, Giresun,
Isparta, Konya and Sakarya.
The assessment was designed to reach four fundamental data sets by
using three different methods. The first is the desk study carried out by
the research team. Developments taking place in the world and in Turkey
in the period 15 March 2020 – 20 April 2020 were followed on the press and
statements made by relevant agencies and the survey design was completed on the basis of findings obtained from this assessment.