Each year, scores of workers from Eastern Europe arrive in Germany to help harvest crops. With travel restrictions due to corona extending to these workers as well, farmers are worried their crops will be left to rot in the fields.
Germany will relax its pandemic border closure to recruit 40,000 seasonal harvest workers in April and May, mainly from eastern Europe. The plan devised by two cabinet ministers includes strict entry and hygiene rules.
As African nations order lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19, aid organizations are rushing to stop the most vulnerable being shut off from desperately needed help.
A Cambodian man, concerned about how many hazardous pesticides farmers use on their crops in his country, has created something to help: a crop-dusting drone.
Smothering bureaucracy and limited access to finance hold back organic agriculture in Africa and may hinder the continent's ability to feed itself.
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