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Published 25.06.2020 14:42
In Angola the FAO is using farmer field schools to educate rural farmers on Covid-19.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Ministry of Agriculture in Angola have partnered to educate farmers in remote villages in Angola about the Covid-19 pandemic. Through farmer field schools they are teaching farmers how to protect themselves from the virus and they are also…
Unemployment, , ,
Published 24.06.2020 15:05
In Morocco agricultural workers have been flown back to Italy for work.
Seasonal agricultural workers from Morocco have been flown back to Italy using chartered planes paid for by farmer groups in order to harvest. Italy relies on 350,000 foreign agriculture workers who reside and work in the country from March to November every year. The workers were tested for Covid-19 prior…
Unemployment,
Published 04.06.2020 14:31
In France, a platform connects local agricultural producers and distributors to help them sell their products.
The initiative named “Jeaileproducteurlocal” (meaning “I have a local productor”) emerged due to the sanitary restrictions imposed by the French government on the distribution of agricultural products during the pandemic.
Inclusion,
Published 02.06.2020 06:36
The European Commission adopted a new Farm to Fork Strategy.
The document explains that they are presenting this strategy now because the coronavirus crisis “has underlined the importance of a robust and resilient food system”. The strategy includes reaching 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030, a reduction by 50% of the sales of antimicrobials for farmed animals…
Inclusion,
Published 27.05.2020 09:01
In Brazil, the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST, acronym in Portuguese) delivers lunch boxes to homeless.
The group that defends a land reform in the country prepares food with products without pesticides cultivated in Paraná. Every Wednesday, 500 lunch boxes are distributed to the homeless in Curitiba, the capital of Paraná. The rest of the week, they cooks together with people from the National Street Population…
Inclusion,
Published 23.05.2020 09:25
In Spain, the Federation of Rural Women’s Associations (FADEMUR) and Red Eléctrica mapped small-scale food producers to distribute meals to those in need.
The campaign #Alimentos_solidarios (meaning “solidarity food”) distributed 12,000 liters of milk, 2,814 of eggs or 62,200 fruits that otherwise would in small Spanish towns from April 6 to May 8. The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers (UPA) mapped and contacted the producers and the food was delivered by NGOs…
Unemployment,
Published 21.05.2020 08:17
In Germany, the government allowed farmers to pay charter flights for migrant workers in April and May.
About 28,000 workers have been flown from Romania and Bulgaria to Germany in these months under this airlift program, according to The New York Times. The opposition Greens party has criticized the measure as “scandalous and irresponsible.”
Unemployment,
Published 16.05.2020 11:00
Italy announced a 6-month permit for undocumented migrants working in agriculture and as carers.
The initiative aimed at filling the gap left by at least 200,000 seasonal workers due to travel restrictions during the pandemic. It is part of a €55 billion stimulus package approved on May 14.
Unemployment,
Published 28.05.2020 12:16
In Italy, the government approved a decree that entails a six-month temporary stay permit intended to allow undocumented migrants to work with a regular contract.
If by the end of six months a migrant has a contract from their employer, they can apply to convert the temporary permit into a longer-term work permit. The amnesty was pushed by agriculture associations across Italy looking to fill the gap left by at least 200,000 seasonal labourers.
Unemployment,
Published 13.05.2020 16:20
In Greenland, the government announced an emergency relief for mining companies.
The government will waive mineral exploration license obligations and expenditures through to the end of 2020. With zero exploration obligations its aim is to help companies to retain their projects despite the challenging situation during the pandemic.

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