Officials from the Spanish province of Huelva, one of Europe’s largest producers of strawberries, have announced plans to recruit 11,000 Moroccan women for the upcoming harvest season. The number of contracted seasonal workers is expected to rise by another 3,000.
Spain’s Provincial Commission for the Social Integration of Migratory Flows have met in Huelva to evaluate the outcomes of the 2021/2022 agriculture season and coordinate strategies for the next season. The meeting called for recruiting an additional 3,000 Moroccan women to offset the lack of EU-based seasonal workers.
Spain also partnered with Honduras to recruit 250 seasonal workers from the Central American country for agricultural labor. Annually, thousands of Moroccan seasonal migrants travel to Spain for the harvest season.