The NFU and Association for Labour Providers (ALP) have launched a 10-point plan to help farmers and growers better recruit and retain workers for the upcoming season.
The plan aims to support employers and agencies in their work sourcing labour, and offers tips and guidance to improve the chances of employment success.
The NFU has maintained that a competent and reliable workforce is vital for British farms to continue producing the food to feed the public, and has continued to press government for an urgent solution to avoid any worker shortages.
Statistics from the NFU’s labour providers survey showed that there was a 12.5% shortfall of workers in 2017.
The plan can be downloaded on the link below.