Importer des femmes pour exporter des fraises (Huelva)

Abstract : Since 2000 in Huelva, Andalusia, the system of "contracts in origin" allows farmers to hire foreigners as seasonal hands for picking strawberries. Workers are recruited in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Morocco, Senegal and Ukraine. The target is persons with a profile "suitable for strawberries", in other words, middle-aged women with family ties in their homeland. Once the season is over, these women have to go back to their homeland and wait for farmers to extend a new invitation for the next picking season. Access to the European labor market depends on the employer, as does the permit to come back. By creating a vulnerable legal status and playing on economic inequalities between countries, this recruitment "in origin" provides an abundant, flexible supply of low-cost farm hands, who are indispensable for making greenhouse agriculture profitable.
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Emmanuelle Hellio. Importer des femmes pour exporter des fraises (Huelva). Etudes rurales, EHESS, 2008. ⟨hal-01621275⟩

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