As part of the Humanity Hub’s first seasonal programming theme, focusing on COVID responses, we will share insights by members of the Humanity Hub community and the Hague Peace & Justice ecosystem. This week, we are spotlighting research done by the International Institute of Social Studies on experiences of migrant workers in the Dutch agricultural sector.


Migrant workers in the Netherlands still find themselves in positions of precarity.

Migrant workers in the Dutch agricultural sector experience unfair labour practices, including structurally poor wages and living standards, insecure contracts and hazardous working conditions. 

A closer look into the Netherlands agricultural sector by researchers at the International Institute of Social Studies revealed that there are a variety of institutional, structural and associational mechanisms that disempower migrant workers.