Due to restrictions imposed in connection with the epidemic of the coronavirus, Finnish farmers faced with an acute labor shortage.
According to them, a food can end, and the cost of food will increase if spring planting will not be undertaken in time.
Shortage of workers is felt not only in Finland. The same situation throughout Europe. In this situation, under the threat may be the harvest of vegetables, berries and grapes.
Finnish farms have traditionally employs seasonal workers from Ukraine, Russia and Thailand.
Now the labour Ministry is studying the possibility to organise Charter flights for Ukrainian workers.
According to senior specialist of the Ministry of labor Laura Perheentupa, in this case, foreigners will have to undergo a two week quarantine before heading to the farm. She said that the Ministry hastily working on this plan. According to officials, there are about 1500 workers from third countries – they are critically important for Finnish agriculture.
Also in Finland are planning to launch a special advertising campaign to attract to the farms of local residents from among the unemployed, forced to take a vacation, students, and refugees.