from Mali harvests oranges in Southern Italy from December to March.

“Without us, nothing works here! Europeans should think about it, how they treat us harvesters.“

“We are day labourers; we don’t get contracts. We get paid per box. 

“If I didn’t have to, I wouldn’t live here…“

“Everyone has problems with residence documents. How can you work for so many years without being able to visit your family.“

There are 4-500,000 migrant workers in Italian agriculture. A large part is irregular. The oranges in Calabria are mainly picked by migrants from African countries. Many of them have no residence papers. They generally work without contracts, health insurance, or minimum wage.​​