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Always less Eastern Europeans come to the harvest to Bavaria

The asparagus farmer can find and therefore more difficult to helper. The trend for years. The Bavarian asparagus farmers have difficulties to find enough ha

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Always less Eastern Europeans come to the harvest to Bavaria

The asparagus farmer can find and therefore more difficult to helper. The trend for years.

The Bavarian asparagus farmers have difficulties to find enough harvest workers. "The situation this year is very bad," said Miriam gentry from the asparagus producers ' Association of the Swiss franc. Many of the harvesters were only made shortly before the season was found at the beginning. A development, which is according to noble for a long time: "In the last five years, it became increasingly difficult to get harvest workers." Especially, the number of workers from Poland are rapidly declining. "Until ten years ago, almost exclusively in Poland, in the Bavarian asparagus cultivation, were employed. Today, they are almost a rarity."

This fall, the Department of agriculture observed. As the reason for the lack of Harvest workers, the Ministry refers to the large supply of labour, from the Eastern Europeans can choose. "We are looking for activities with better pay, easier physical Work or industries, which provide year-round work," said a spokeswoman. Many countries of origin also provide for their jobs, such as in Romania, the auto industry.

The Federal employment Agency is in contact with various countries in order to attract more Seasonal workers. "At the beginning of 2019, the first concrete bilateral discussions with the foreign employment have started to administrations for appropriate agreements," said a spokeswoman. For the cross-border job placement, but first of all, many individual questions have to be clarified. "This is done with great care and takes time."

The Bavarian farmers ' Association is that the work is not shortages in the asparagus prices are still noticeable. A great factor of influence is, however, to the weather. "By the cold weather in the past few days, the Asparagus is in Bavaria tends to be lower," said a spokeswoman. In Bavaria, according to the Association of 370 firms from the year 2016 from the Asparagus.

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