The innovations of the agricultural sector throughout lockdown
WRS recently reported on fears from the agricultural sector, who were anxious about a potential lack of workers on Swiss farms, due to Covid-19 and border closures.
We caught up with Sandra Helfenstein from the SBV - the Swiss Farmer's Association, who explained that the agricultural sector had been lucky in some ways and unlucky in others: As their produce was food, they were able to continue selling, though they had to adapt as to how.
Sandra Helfenstein also explained some of the online platforms that the agricultural sector used to recruit for workers. During the pandemic certain platforms were available free for job seekers and those looking to recruit alike.