Fields of despair: Suicide plagues French farmers

In France, a farmer commits suicide every other day. All too often, their despair stems from financial insecurity, debts and constant pressure to work harder to make a living. As supermarkets compete with each other for the lowest prices, they in turn pay farmers less for their produce. FRANCE 24's Julie Dungelhoeff and Claire Paccalin report.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Rebecca Martin.

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