Primorsky Krai could not independently cope with the shortage of labor in agriculture, so a thousand hectares less vegetables were planted on farms. This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture of Primorye Andrei Bronz.
According to him, the communications broken due to the pandemic led to a shortage of workers in the agricultural sector and highlighted the problem of dependence on migrant workers, which must be eliminated.
Every year, the Chinese come to the region for seasonal work, they require at least 7 thousand people. Now the citizens of Uzbekistan have come here, but they are still not enough, so I had to reduce the area of growing vegetables by a thousand hectares. In autumn, this will result in a shortage of products and the need to increase imports from the same China.
Agricultural enterprises are trying to cope with the help of local residents. But neither students nor convicts, as planned in the spring, began to work en masse in the fields.