ILO Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa, Harare

The Impact of Globalization on Local Communities: A Case Study of the Cut-Flower Industry in Zimbabwe

This study of how Zimbabwe has taken advantage of the opportunity afforded by export diversification examines the positive and negative aspects of flower-growing. While documenting cut-flower exports as an example of a sector that copes successfully with globalization, the study examines many aspects of its social impact, in particular employment, income, and working conditions.