June 22, 2024

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Waste of agricultural products in the UK

Waste of agricultural products in the UK

This year, more and more vegetables are being grown on a farm in the British Territory Kent, Has already been wasted, due to manpower shortage. Since the beginning of last year, the farm manager, Nicholas OttelliUnable to find workers.

“This year, we have already thrown away 150 tonnes of vegetables, which is equivalent to 30% of the harvest.”

In front Brexit, Found workers in Eastern Europe but should now be seen in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. When asked about the use of local workers, he replied that he could not find workers.

“The local staff solution is absolutely rhetorical because I tried everything to find Brits, but to no avail. I’ve been in contact with the Midstone City Employment Center for four years, but have not been able to find one person yet. Center.”

160 km to the west SussexOne of the largest vegetable producers in the UK faces a similar challenge.

The search for workers this year has been very difficult and there has been a delay in sending workers through the government’s seasonal employment program.

The British Government’s Seasonal Employment Program provides short-term visas for agricultural workers. This year, producers may hire 30,000 immigrants or even 40,000If needed.

But an additional 10,000 migrants have not yet been allowed to mitigate labor shortages during peak production periods. Farmers hope to get this recognition soon, without delay.

The struggle to find workers is as difficult as last year, on a farm in the country, 600 tons Agricultural products. Farmers say many farms will have to close if more seasonal immigrants are not allowed to work.

It takes at least two or three weeks to recruit and document immigrants and can not wait until the crops have grown beyond a certain point because they do not meet UK retail standards and are wasted.

In response to the challenge for workers in agriculture, the British government has extended its plan to hire seasonal workers until the end of 2024 and is expected to announce new measures soon aimed at attracting British workers to the sector.

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