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When market gardeners improvise travel agents

2021-04-11T15:17:09.529Z

INVESTIGATION - To save their harvest, farmers in Vaucluse and Bouches-du-Rhône must specially charter planes from the Maghreb to find the labor force they lack in France. An organization that is all the more complex as the health crisis requires tests, ...



Be strawberries?

It would have been the last straw for a market gardener!

The situation, however, almost, literally, occurred this spring in the Provençal greenhouses.

Sanitary situation requires, strawberry producers in Bouches-du-Rhône and Vaucluse have indeed narrowly missed a white season.

The fault is not due to the frost which burned hectares of vines and fruit trees all over the country at the end of last week.

But in the health context and the closure of borders, therefore air links, with the Maghreb countries, one of the main reservoirs of labor in French agriculture.

When France decided on January 31 to close its borders to countries outside the European Union, farmers in the south of France saw red.

As the first buds appeared, they immediately mobilized.

It was necessary to act quickly in order to find a hiring solution for their workers who cross the Mediterranean in

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Source: lefigaro

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