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Document ID (ISN)108049
CIS number 08-613
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Arroyo Aguilar R., Ynoñan García P., Yupanqui Atahualpa L., Hermoza Lanao A.
Title Working conditions and health of women in the Peruvian asparagus industry in the region of Ica
Original title Condiciones de trabajo y salud de las mujeres trabajadoras de la agroindustria del espárrago, región Ica [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto de salud y trabajo (ISAT), Av. Almado Márquez 1875, Jesus María, Lima, Peru, 2004. 55p. Illus.
Abstract The asparagus industry of Peru is one of the most important non-traditional export sectors. This study was carried out in the region of Ica with the aim of collecting information on conditions of work in this sector, which employs a high proportion of women both in the fields and in the packaging industry. The study was carried out in three phases. A first phase consisted in defining the characteristics of work processes in the asparagus food industry, both in the processing plants and in the fields, together with the possible hazards and effects on health. Next, an ergonomic analysis of the tasks was conducted. Finally, the social and economic implications for women working in this sector were examined.
Descriptors (primary) Peru; agriculture; women; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) pesticides; risk factors; ergonomic evaluation; survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvincePeru
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture