WIND Training Manual Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development. Practical approaches for improving safety, health and working conditions in agriculture

The WIND Training Manual is therefore designed to help small-scale farmers and their families improve safety and health in their work and their daily lives. The uniqueness of the WIND approach is that it enables the voluntary improvement of working and living conditions through the active participation of farmers, their families and the members of their communities. It focuses on simple and practical solutions that can be achieved using locally available, low-cost materials.

The agricultural sector plays an essential role in the socio-economic development of every country, accounting for 28.5% of the global workforce.1 Agricultural workers are exposed to a wide range of hazards and risks at work. The risk of accidents increases further with difficult terrain, poorly designed tools, exposure to extreme weather conditions and fatigue, and is usually associated with working and living in remote and rural areas. Smallscale farmers are especially vulnerable to these risks in their work.

The WIND training programme has empowered farmers around the world to improve their safety and health and in order to further promote the programme, the ILO developed the "Global Manual for WIND" in 2014. Based on that publication and in the framework of an ILO project on the global coffee value chain supported by the Vision Zero Fund (VZF), this adaptation, entitled the WIND Training Manual, provides new graphics and a new section on mitigating and preventing biological risks, such as COVID-19.