The double crisis of the invisible: the distortions of the food chain at the time of the Covid-19v

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The double crisis of the invisible: distortions in the food chain in the days of Covid-19

The panel is part of the fifth edition of the Festival of Participation, an event promoted by ActionAid Italia, Cittadinanzattiva, Legambiente and UISP, in collaboration with Slow Food, the Foundation for Urban Innovation and with the contribution of the Municipality of Bologna, which will take place in Bologna and online from 16 to 18 October 2020. A place of ideas and debates, the festival aims to contribute to the transformation of the country through the active role and participation of citizens and the protection of their rights. The current emergency related to COVID-19 has highlighted the strong relevance of the contribution of foreign workers to Italian agriculture and the related critical issues. Together with other organizations and scholars on the subject, we will analyse the agro-food chain which still too often hides inequalities and discriminations. We will open the panel with Maria Carmela Macrì, researcher at CREA Politiche e Bioeconomia who will tell us the impact of Covid-19 on foreign workers in our fields and what the future challenges are; with Grazia Moschetti from ActionAid we will see what happened to those workers who were already in a fragile condition; with Eleonora Cavallari, president of Terra!Onlus, we will talk about the mobilization for the regularization of these workers and what we are doing now. The urgent need to denounce the distortions in the supply chain and how structural and non-contingential they were, led to the decision to launch “Dita caporalato free”, the campaign carried out by the girls and boys of the Slow Food Youth Network Italy (Slow Food Youth Network Italy) and to speak to Giorgia Giudice . With Giorgia Ceccarelli from Oxfam Italia we will talk about food labels and certifications to improve the traceability of supply chains and combat unfair commercial practices. The involvement of Maria Elena Mililli, Regional Coordinator of Public Notice Emilia Romagna, will allow us to talk about the unexpressed potential of the law 199/2016 and the work to be done on quality supply chains. The general attempt is to try to think about the relationship between participation and the supply chain and whether and how the former can contribute to bringing greater equity to the latter. The meeting will be moderated by Giorgia Canali of the Executive Committee of Slow Food Italy. It will also be possible to take part in the meeting online.

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