The season of cloudberries and blueberries launches in Finland, as the first groups of foreign berry pickers have already arrived in the country.
This summer, most berry pickers will be coming from Ukraine and Thailand.
Finland’s association of entrepreneurs in the field of natural products elaborated that almost 3,000 cloudberry and blueberry pickers will arrive from Thailand. The number of Ukrainian seasonal workers to be employed in the industry is estimated at about 500 to 600.
Due to this year’s drought, the harvest of forest berries in Finland is expected to be lower against last year’s. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)