Farmworker, Food System Worker and Rural Community Wellbeing


The UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) works to promote a more socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable food system in California. The estimated one million agricultural workers and accompanying family members play an integral role in the success of California’s agricultural sector and the food system as a whole. Despite their vital contributions, California farmworkers face numerous challenges, with negative impacts on workers, families, agricultural communities and the food system as a whole.

In order to identify research and outreach opportunities that are directly aligned with the needs of stakeholders, SAREP commissioned research to identify the key issues facing agricultural workers in California and opportunities for research and outreach to promote improved farmworker conditions.