Student Action with Farmworkers
Uniting for just living and working conditions for farmworkers and their families
and their family members have gained access to health, legal, and education resources provided by SAF interns and fellows in the Carolinas
have learned about farmworker rights and advocated for farmworker justice as a result of SAF leadership programs
including community organizations and university groups have partnered with SAF on access to higher education for immigrant students
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Child Labor Research Infographics
New research on the working conditions of child farmworkers in NC and the health and social outcomes of their work
A night with the mobile clinic
The story of a mobile clinic visit to a farmworker labor camp with the North Carolina Farmworkers' Project
What We Do
How We Do It
- SAF students conduct outreach to workers in migrant labor camps, welcoming them to their new communities and educating them about their rights.
- SAF collaborates with partners to link farmworkers to legal services, healthcare, and migrant education resources.
- SAF advocates for workers’ rights and immigration reform through lobbying, policy work, and popular education.
- SAF supports worker organizing through petitions, actions, and marches.
- SAF raises consciousness about our food system through workshops, documentaries, and National Farmworker Awareness Week.
- SAF facilitates students and farmworkers sharing their stories and working toward social change through participatory documentary and theater.
85% of fresh fruits and vegetables produced in the United States are harvested by hand.
Farmworkers’ mean and median individual incomes from agricultural employment range from $15,000 – $17,499.
There are 2.5-3 million farmworkers in the United States.
45% of agricultural workers are uninsured.
500,000 children work in agriculture.
The states with the highest farmworker populations are California, Texas, Washington, Florida, Oregon and North Carolina.
84% of farmworkers are seasonal workers and 14% are migrant.
Nearly 5 out of 10 farmworker households in North Carolina reported not being able to afford enough food to feed their families.