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Agriculture and the Challenges of Migrant Workers

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Agriculture and the Challenges of Migrant Workers

Agriculture is a crucial sector in the countries of the European Union (EU), contributing significantly to food production, employment, provision of food and raw material for various industries and rural development. Migrant workers play a significant role in this sector as they cover labor shortages and promote the economic sustainability of rural communities

Main challenges for migrant workers in agriculture

However, migrants face several challenges that can impact their well-being and also the efficiency of agricultural operations. Some of the key challenges that migrant workers in agriculture face are:

  • Poor working conditions including long hours of work, working in adverse weather conditions and absence or insufficient protection measures.
  • Lack of job security due to the seasonality of agricultural works, that prevents them from settling to one place with a secure long-term employment.
  • Social isolation in many cases is faced as they have moved away alone from their families, and they have to deal with language barriers, cultural differences and limited access to social services.
  • Inadequate accommodation provided by employers where the usual practice is to live together in small spaces with poor living and sanitary conditions.
  • Exploitation and discrimination such as low wages, lack of access to legal services.
  • Access to healthcare and education mainly due to the lack of documentation as well as they don’t know how to access the healthcare system.

Conclusion

These challenges necessitate the implementation of comprehensive training programs and support mechanisms for both migrant workers and farmers as well as governmental policies and control mechanisms.

The MILIMAT platform is almost here!

We are currently building the MILIMAT Training and Collaboration Platform – a space designed to facilitate communication between farmers and migrant workers, share the calendar of agricultural campaigns, and access to educational materials developed through our project, among other functionalities.

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In compliance with the Act 3/2018 of 5 December on the Protection of Personal Data and Guarantee of Digital Rights transposing Regulation (EU) 2016/679, we inform you of the following information about our privacy and data protection policy:

Who the controller of the processing of your data?

The organization responsible of your data is CIA-Agricoltori Italiani Umbria. This is an Association located in Perugia, Italy.

Address
via Mario Angeloni, 1 - 06124 Perugia (IT)
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umbria@cia.it

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The data we request from you are adequate, relevant and strictly necessary and in no case are you obliged to provide them to us, but their non-communication may affect the purpose of the service or the impossibility of providing it.

For how long do we keep your data?

Your data will be kept for the time required for the proper provision of the service offered, as well as to meet the responsibilities that may arise from it and any other legal requirement.

Which recipients will receive your data?

While processing your data, CIA-Agricoltori Italiani Umbria may share your data with:

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What are my rights?

  • Right of access: the right to obtain confirmation of whether personal data is being processed, as well as the right of access to such data.
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The controller retains the right to restrict the rights set forth in Article 23 of the EU Regulation, if such restriction is provided to safeguard, in particular fundamental rights and freedoms and is a necessary and proportionate measure.

Where can I make a complaint?

If any interested party considers that their data are not being treated correctly, they can send their complaints to the following e-mail address; a.palomba@cia.it.

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