Funky Tomato

Pomodoro a filiera partecipata e ad alto contenuto culturale.


CLUSTER: Innovative services and organisations focusing on migrants’ employability and work integration

START DATE: January 2015

website

CONTACTS

http://www.funkytomato.it;

https://www.facebook.com/funkytomatoFunky/;

tomatofunky@gmail.com


KEY WORDS
agricolture, exploitation, tomatoes
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whereVia de Luca, 43 85029 Venosa PZ

who

PROMOTERS:
Solidarity communities composed by several farms, social enterprises and associations.

BENEFICIARIES:
Both migrants and Italian people that work in agricultural sector and victims of exploitation.

what

BENEFICIARY NEEDS:
The beneficiaries need protection against exploitation and better conditions in the agricultural sector.

SOLUTION:
Promoters wanted to find an alternative to the illegal recruitment of agricultural workers, mostly migrants. Therefore, they created Funky Tomatoes, a company that cultivates, collects and bottles tomatoes and provides employees with a regular contract thanks to the funding provided by their customers.
Funky Tomato supports a process of community participation and creation and has become a true platform for cultural and artistic production in collaboration with musicians, directors, writers and university researchers.

why it is
interesting

This project is interesting because the agricultural sector is an important sector of the Italian economy, mostly in the south. Funky Tomato wants to give an opportunity and an alternative to the exploitation of migrants that arrive in Italy and share the stories of cultural exchange that take place in southern Italy, giving new meaning and value to the Mediterranean culture.