Some farmers in the south of Portugal are giving away oranges for free due to a lack of buyers. This allows them to save on fruit picking, TASS reports, citing the SIC TV channel.
Sanctions on deliveries to Russia, the agency reports on August 29, have led to an oversupply of oranges on the European market. This, in turn, affected prices and robbed local producers of profits.
Custodio Ruivu, a local farmer, said that of the 1,000-ton harvest that his garden in Faro usually produces, only 150 tons were sold. The man invites everyone to his plantation to take the oranges that they pick from the trees.
The Daily Mail previously reported that cucumbers and bell peppers could be in short supply this summer in the UK. This is due to rising electricity prices and a shortage of labor in the country.
Against the backdrop of anti-Russian sanctions, French farmers also had problems. In late April, RT wrote that industry representatives protesting against rising prices for fuel and animal feed piled mountains of manure and other waste in front of government buildings.
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