Risk of Constraints in Attraction of Foreign Migrants to the Russian Agriculture amid the Pandemic

Alexandra A. Potapova – Junior Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Graduate Student of the Geographical Faculty of MSU them. M.V. Lomonosova (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closure of borders between countries in the wake of the outbreak of the coronavirus Covid-19 suspended the flows of the international labor migration, thus creating risks to the agriculture, particularly, fruit farming and horticulture. In this survey, the information is presented on the employment of foreign workers in the agriculture of various countries, as well as the measures taken to solve the problem of labor shortages in different countries whose experience can be useful to Russia.

Key words: agricultural migration, seasonal workers, employment in agriculture, shortage of labor force, coronavirus pandemic, supporting measures.