This paper reports an analysis of the behavior and perception of migrant agricultural workers in relation to central human capacities. Seven dimensions of analysis were aligned to the human central capabilities proposed by Nussbaum. The results showed that physical health and emotions infringe human development of workers. The capabilities of practical reason, affiliation and control over the environment showed discrimination and social segregation. The results provide evidence on the quality of life and general welfare situation of migrant farm workers from a perspective for human development.