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Introduction 4


What undermines the development of the agricultural sector in Southern Italy  10

The Sele plain: the boom of the fourth range  11

Agro Pontino: a basin of excellence that is little exploited  12

The Foggia area: from the tomato crisis to the asparagus explosion  14

Focus: Harvesting by hand versus mechanised harvesting: the tomato 18

Focus: double-drop auctions 20

Focus: the question of labour - semi-invisible, grey and fake labourers  22

The southern sector - poor product valorisation favours large-scale distribution  24

Focus: the evolution of caporalato after the approval of law 199  26


Job insecurity in agriculture: temporary work agencies and the "Murcia case" 30

Piecework, minimum wage and grey labour  34

ETT, change of production model, large enterprises and investment funds  36

Imbalances in price formation, the European directive and the new law on the food chain 39

Focus: Inspections and the dignity of work  44

Strawberry pickers in Huelva and the limits of original contracts 46

Focus: Lepe and the slums of the last of Huelva  54


Seven years after the Manolada shooting, little has changed  58

The impact of certification and inspection on social standards  61

Towards improved inspections in the agricultural sector  64

Pressures within the supply chain  68

Unfair commercial practices and the transposition of EU directives in Greece  71

Focus: Changing the regulatory tools. Why C129 is not enough to solve the problem  76

Conclusions  78

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Full titleE(U)xploitation. IL CAPORALATO: Una Questione Meridonale: Italia, Spagna, Grecia
Media typeBroshure / PDF
Topics Migrant Labour & Exploitation
Regions Europe

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