Thursday, April 22, 2010

Volcanic flight ban hits Kenya farm workers

Thousands of farm workers in Kenya have been temporarily laid off because of the volcanic ash over Europe that has grounded flights.
The BBC's Will Ross in Kenya says they have been sent home as harvesting of flowers and vegetables has had to stop.Agriculture is the East Africa nation's largest export sector, employing hundreds of thousands of people.The head of the Kenya Flower Council has told the BBC that 3,000 tonnes of flowers have already been discarded....

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