Deccan Tiffin – 5 December 2019 10:32

Long journey ahead. Off to the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery to deliver a public lecture. I will be drawing on research on irregular migration and human smuggling that partners and I have conducted in Ghana, Ethiopia and Myanmar. Many people who end up working in slave like conditions are trapped by a combination of immigration regimes and workplace exploitation. Debt bondage is common. Yet for those who embark on these journeys this kind of work can make a real difference. I am just as passionate about my research work as I am about food. There are of course crossovers as many jobs in value chains for food commodities like cocoa, vegetables and spices are slave like. I will be writing about that in the weeks to come. #academiclife #publicspeaking #modernslavery #forcedlabour #exploitation #humantrafficking