March 15th-17th in Marseille : “Migration and Agriculture in the Mediterranean (and beyond) : 5th International Seminar on . “Work, production and livelihoods in the global agrifood system”


Program  is  available at The seminar will take place in Marseille, in the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (Mucem), the 15th and 16th March 2018. The following day (Saturday, 17th March),  a meeting of researchers, activists and farm workers’ … Continue reading

ECVC Report – Migration and Rural Wage-Labour


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The various forms of exploitation of migrant wage-workers occurring predominantly in the agricultural sector in Europe can’t leave us indifferent. Nor can the repression and violence of States and European institutions in response to the massive migratory flows engendered by … Continue reading

Seasonal Migrants in agriculture: a “shot in the arm” for employers, rights stifled for workers.


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Summary : In the Lot-et-Garonne department, the use of foreign seasonal workers – mainly Polish people – to meet the agricultural needs is widespread. For employers, they are a labor hardworking and flexible, unlike local job seekers. A priori, interests … Continue reading

(Français) “Travail saisonnier et exploitation: les pommes de discorde” Cédric Vallet – Alteréchos 25 Novembre 2014


En Belgique, 45.000 travailleurs saisonniers cueillent chaque année des poires, des pommes, des cerises. Parmi eux: très peu de Belges et beaucoup de Polonais. Quelles sont leurs conditions de travail? Si la situation est loin de l’exploitation massive qu’on rencontre … Continue reading