Trade and Agriculture
US trade agreements negatively impact millions of small to medium farmers throughout Central and South America. In the North American and Central American trade agreements (NAFTA and DR-CAFTA), the US insisted that Latin American markets be opened to US food products, while maintaining subsidies for its own agricultural producers and limiting access to the US market for Latin American products. As a result, 1.5 million Mexican farmers and farm workers have been forced off their land since NAFTA was implemented. The Colombian and Peruvian trade deals are similar. WOLA is particularly concerned over the fate of small farmers and the landless.