British farmers can throw away tons of rotten vegetables and fruits simply because there is no one to pick the crop. Farmers are already pleading with the British government to restore freedom of movement. There have been few workers from Eastern Europe since Brexit.
The Euronews.comFarmers are increasingly advertising their recruitment, many of them from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are trying to replenish the herd. Farmer Nicholas Utley said they had to throw out 30 percent of the grain because it was spoiled in the field. This means approximately 150 tons.
According to Oatley, this can only be explained by the fact that there are almost no workers in Eastern Europe due to Brexit. Otley said the government’s plan to fill British vacancies had failed miserably.
It has always been resounding for young Britons to get a job with this. Well, it became nothing. We signed a contract with a local recruitment agency for four years. So far, no one has been sent to take up this job
said the farmer.
The main difficulty lies in the time and cost of administration due to Brexit. Currently, it takes at least 3 weeks to get a job abroad. And many crops can’t stand that long, and farmers can only hire people for temporary work.
Robots are currently picking up one kilogram of fruit per hour, and the goal is to increase this amount to more than four kilograms.