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Farm work

Portugal’s agriculture minister says there are employment opportunities in the agriculture sector but few people to take them. Assunção Cristas says it is vital to send out the message that it is possible to earn money in the agriculture sector. She said: “There are job vacancies in the sector but few people applying for these positions. Working in the agriculture sector does not necessarily mean a life of difficulties.” The minister added that the government is now making plots of land available, giving priority to new farmers.