Fruits and vegetables: Breton market gardeners in France expect a year of crisis after storm Ciaran

Published Nov 7, 2023

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Storm Ciaran has caused significant damage to the market gardening and horticulture sectors in western France, particularly in Côtes-d’Armor, Finistère, and Morbihan. Between 20 and 30 hectares of greenhouses have been partially or completely destroyed, leading to at least six months of lost production, turnover, and income. This comes as a blow to a sector already struggling with foreign competition, and market gardeners are calling for a climate risk management tool and government support to help rebuild and prepare for future disasters.
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A tarpaulin, a missing jail, a few broken tiles or total destruction of greenhouses... A few days after the passage of storm Ciaran, the time has come to take stock for market gardeners in the west of France. Côtes-d’Armor and Finistère, where gusts reached more than 150km/h in places, but also Morbihan were the most affected departments. “But I have also had reports of damage among farmers in Calvados or Nord Pas de Calais,” indicates Jonathan Chabert, organic market gardener in Plédéliac (Côtes-d’Armor) who underlines the extent of the affected territories. “There are between 20 and 30 hectares of greenhouses partially or completely destroyed,” estimates the head of the fruit and vegetables sector at the Confédération paysanne. “Several hundred farmers are affected in the west of France,” the Ministry of Agriculture told AFP on Sunday, which mentions “significant damage in places in the market gardening and horticulture sector on greenhouses, the cultivation of certain field ...
Source: Bfmtv
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