In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Belgian strawberries await their pickers

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Picking strawberries (illustration image). AFP PHOTO JENS WOLF

Text by: Anissa El Jabri Follow

The coronavirus crisis has hit farmers in Europe hard. After the asparagus, in Belgium, the strawberry harvest has started, and many farmers suffer from the difficulty of bringing in the usual seasonal workers from Poland and Romania ...


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It is European seasonal workers who usually make up almost 80% of the workforce employed in harvesting. After two months of closed borders, Belgium is beginning to organize to bring in workers from Central Europe. A beginning of relief for strawberry producers ... but not for everyone!

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