Eastern Europeans run Norwegian farms
Norwegian agriculture is increasingly becoming Eastern European,
according to NRK Radio.
Nearly a third of the work on Norwegian farms is now being carried out by
people from Poland and the Baltic states. This is shown by fresh figures from
Economic Report (Oekonomisk Rapport).
While an increasing part of the
farm labour is being carried out by Eastern Europeans, the Norwegian farmer is
increasingly becoming an administrator who no longer does any farm
After the EU expansion with 10 new nations two years ago, it
has become easier for Eastern Europeans to stay in Norway and work for longer
Simen Myhrene of the Myhrene Farm at Sylling in Vestfold
county believes that it would be impossible to carry out Norwegian farming at
today's level, without the Polish workers.
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