25 Mar. 2021

Farmworkers: Rendering Visible the Invisible


Part one of a three-part online event series hosted by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

Event location: Livestream

Date: 25 March, 2021

Time: 10:00 Buenos Aires (ART), 14:00 Geneva (CET), 15:00 Johannesburg (SAST) and 18:30 New Delhi (IST)

Registration required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TZb6hvXoQUazTTgu2dhaTg

The event will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation.

Farmworkers: Rendering Visible the Invisible

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 10:00 Buenos Aires (ART), 14:00 Berlin (CET), 15:00 Johannesburg (SAST) and 18:30 New Delhi (IST)

Farmworkers work hard to put food on our plates every day. Despite their important work, they belong to an often neglected group. Only in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic have they received more attention. In this online event, we want to learn more about the people and fates behind the general category of farmworkers. How many farmworkers exist worldwide? Where do they live and what are the main challenges they face, such as precarious labour conditions, handling hazardous pesticides, landlessness, and the casualization of work. What are the major trends in the sector? How do new trends like digitalization and mechanization affect them, and what does their future look like? What is the situation of women farmworkers in particular?

  • Patrick Konde, Unione Sindacale di Base (USB), Italy
  • Colette Solomon, Women on Farms (WoF), South Africa
  • María Eugenía Apartado, FENSUAGRO, Colombia
  • Vijoo Krishnan, All India Farmers Union, India

Moderation: Jan Urhahn, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Southern Africa