The Dignità in Campo project takes concrete action in two territories.
Saluzzo, pearl of Piedmont
Saluzzo lies at the foothills of Monte Viso, one of the highest mountains in the Alps. The city is surrounded by fields full of fruit, especially apples, peaches, and kiwis. Here, agriculture plays an important role in the local economy – and seasonal workers, are essential to its functioning. Every summer, when workers arrive from sub-Saharan Africa with the hope of finding a job, they help sustain Saluzzo.
Syracuse, center of hospitality
In the Cassibile section of the city, hundreds of people come from countries in sub-Saharan Africa to find hospitality and essential work. The farmland on the outskirts of the city lies a few meters away from the remains of a church, the former center of a now-abandoned fiefdom.
Stories of life
in the fields
Every day, seasonal workers cycle to work in the fields outside the city, thinking of the past and dreaming of the future.
The Dignità in Campo project is taking action in two Italian cities – Saluzzo, in Piedmont, and Syracuse, in Sicily – to ensure agricultural workers can do their jobs with dignity.