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Can strawberry-picking robots help overcome labour shortages?

Geoff Riley

27th May 2018

The Guardian runs an article today focusing on growing shortages of labour in the UK fruit-picking industry. Will robotics help resolve the paucity of people willing to collect fruit? Or is the up-front cost too much to make investment in robotics commercially viable given the vagaries of the weather?

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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