Tag Archives: La Isla Network

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the Mexican sugarcane sector

At the beginning of March, many cases of COVID-19 were identified in several Latin American countries, including Mexico. The arrival of the disease represented a new and enormous challenge for the care of health and safety for those working in agriculture. There was a lack of efficient protocols in workplaces as well as little infrastructure […]

Examining the evidence: occupational heat stress contributes to chronic kidney disease

Earlier this year, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) backed a  report that examines the epidemic of chronic kidney disease as non-traditional origin in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Chronic kidney disease has been reported on sugarcane farms as well as cotton, corn and rice farms. The highest risk is in sugarcane, specifically for […]