Report from the Council of Europe: Mistreatment and Exploitation of Moroccan Strawberry Pickers in Spain

In Andalusia, the agricultural sector represents 7.8% of the GDP. Among the thriving crops, red fruits, especially strawberries, hold a predominant place. According to Interfresa data, the province of Huelva produces 300,000 tons of strawberries every year, which accounts for more than 90% of the total Spanish production. This sector requires a substantial workforce: each harvest season, about 100,000 people are called to work in the 23,000 strawberry fields, and the majority of these workers are foreigners.