4th International Seminar on Migrations, Agriculture and Food Sustainability: Dynamics, Challenges and Perspectives in the Global Context
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4th International Seminar on Migrations, Agriculture and Food Sustainability: Dynamics, Challenges and Perspectives in the Global Context

CSIC, Madrid, 26-27 January 2017

Program | Book of Abstracts | Presentations

Conference Venue:


Centre of Human and Social Sciences (CCHS),

Albasanz 26-28, Madrid. Metro Station: Suanzes (Green line).




The 4th International Seminar on Migrations, Agriculture and Food Sustainability: Dynamics, Challenges and Perspectives in the Global Context will be the continuation of the ones already done in Bergamo 2013, Murcia 2014 and Athens 2015.


The objectives of this fourth event will be to follow up with the discussions that took place in the previous events and extend them to other researchers from different geographical areas. As well, a second goal of the Seminar will be to take advantage of the presence of researchers from different countries to discuss the EU directives on Seasonal Work and Posted Workers, currently under revision. We will identify and discuss the most problematic aspects in both Directives, at the light of past and current fieldwork experiences and summarize the content and conclusions drawn from this debate to make recommendations to the EU Commission, in accordance with the objectives of the EU TEMPER Project (http://www.temperproject.eu).


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Confirmed participants:

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Javier Sanz Cañada (CSIC – Spain) – Approaches to Sustainability and Resilience of Local Agro-Food Systems


Cristina Brovia (University of Torino – Italy) – Seasonal work as a last resort or an opportunity? A study of Moroccan, Romanian and sub-Saharan seasonal workers’ conditions and migratory paths in the region of Saluzzo (Piedmont, Italy)


Mădălina Manea, Alin Croitoru (Center for Migration Studies (CeSMig)/University of Bucharest – Romania) and Alexandra Deliu (University of Bucharest – Romania) – Romanian youth migration – opportunity structure and life strategies. A case study


Alin Croitoru (Center for Migration Studies (CeSMig)/University of Bucharest – Romania) Georgiana Toth (National Institute for Research and Development Urban-Incerc – Romania) and Monica Şerban (Research Institute for Quality of Life (ICCV)/Romanian Academy – Romania) – Individual outcomes for youth Romanian migrants in agriculture


Alexandra Deliu, Monica Şerban (Research Institute for Quality of Life (ICCV)/Romanian Academy – Romania) and Mădălina Manea (University of Bucharest – Romania) – Types of Romanian migration to agriculture and types of migrants. A case study


Francisco Torres (University of Valencia – Spain)  and María Elena Gadea Montesinos (University of Murcia- Spain) – Recruitment and different mobility forms in wine-growing areas. Reflections from the D.O. Utiel-Requena


Emmanuelle Hellio (CNRS – France) – Dead season? The contribution of gender analysis to the understanding of the migratory utilitarianism in Temporary Migration Programs.


Juan Agustín González Rodríguez (University of Lleida – Spain) – The formal and informal intermediaries in the recruitment of seasonal workers in Lleida’s fruit campaign: actions and impacts.


Lydia Medland (University of Bristol – UK) – Tomatoes from Thursday: reflections from fieldwork with seasonal workers in Morocco


Michele Nori (European University Institute – Italy) – Migrant shepherds and their role in sustainable pastoralism in the Mediterranean


Juana Moreno Nieto (Aix Marseille University – France) – Neocolonial dynamics in the strawberry export sector in Morocco


Irene Peano (University of Bucharest)  – The governance of mobility in agro-industrial commodity chains: Patterns of differential inclusion, fragmentation and segregation in Italian agricultural districts and beyond


Katja Lindner (University of Leipzig – Germany) – Perspectives of the social actors involved in the system of “contracts in origin” – results of a sociological field study in the Agricultural Sector of Almería (Southern Spain).


Mohamed Bouchelkha and Bahija El Haiba (Ibn Zohr University – Morocco) – Migrant women and globalized agriculture in Morocco: A new dynamic with multiple effects: the case of the Souss region


Johan Fredrik Rye (NTNU – Norway)  and Sam Scott (University of Gloucestershire, UK) – Labour migration to rural Europe: a review of the evidence


Matteo Belletti (University of Florence – Italy) – A triple enclave comparison. Differences and similarities in recruitment and working conditions among Romanian farm workers in Cuneo (Italy), Kent (UK) and Lleida (Spain)


Alicia Reigada, Marta Soler Montiel, Manuel Delgado Cabeza (University of Seville)  and David Pérez Neira (University of León) – Labour Market, public policies and migratory networks: Fragmentation of the working class in the fields of Almeria


Loukia-Maria Fratsea and Apostolos G. Papadopoulos (Harokopio University of Athens – Greece) – Facets of migrant labour contribution in Greek agriculture: Precarity, mobilities and social integration


Monika Szulecka (Polish Academy of Sciences – Poland) – Declaration system as a Polish “gate” to seasonal employment – more pros or cons? Reflections on the planned amendments to the law on access to short-term foreign work in Poland


Maria Dardoumpa (University of Thessaly – Greece) – A spatial analysis on the labor trajectory of Albanian immigrants in Greece


José Duarte Ribeiro (Middle East Technical University – Turkey) – Between Localness and Deterritorialization: challenges in Southern European small-scale farming


Yoan Molinero Gerbeau (CSIC – Spain) – Migrant’s agency in global agricultural chains? Evidences from the case of Bolivian migrants in Argentina’s agriculture and Moroccan migrants in the enclave of Piana del Sele (Salerno, Italy)


Gennaro Avallone (University of Salerno – Italy) – Farm workers’ struggles and agriculture in Italy: an analysis of the new law about caporalato


At distance:


Olga Achón (University of Barcelona – Spain) – Philanthropy and assistentialism. Formulas to legitimize circular migration programs of foreign agricultural workers in Catalonia


Anna Mary Garrapa (UNAM – Mexico) – The work of indigenous Mexicans in Californian agribusiness: harvesting strawberries in the Oxnard field.


Alessandra Corrado (University of Calabria – Italy) – Migrations, labor and agriculture: which kind of resistances in the global agri-food?


Samiha Salhi (Mohammed V University – Morocco) – Changing gender relations and agricultural labour migration: reconsidering the link


Panagiota Kotsila (UAB/Entitle – Spain)  and Giorgos Kallis (ICREA/Entitle – Spain) – The biopolitics of malaria in Greece: migrant expulsions and evolutionary racism as drivers of disease



Yoan Molinero Gerbeau

Pre-doc researcher for TEMPER Project

Institute of Economy, Geography and Demography (IEGD)

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Centre of Human and Social Sciences

Street Albasanz 26-28, 28037, Madrid, Spain

E-mail: yoan.molinero@cchs.csic.es

Tel: 0034 91 602 25 64

Gennaro Avallone

Senior Researcher

Dipartimento di scienze politiche sociali e della comunicazione

Università degli Studi di Salerno (UNISA)

Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132

84084, Fisciano, Salerno, Italy

E-mail: gavallone@unisa.it

Tel: 0039 089 96 2238