Elimination of child labour in agriculture through social protection - Guidance note
The aim of this guidance note is to enable practitioners at national, regional and global levels to adapt social protection systems to contribute actively to eliminate child labour in agriculture by outlining specific steps to integrate child labour analysis into social protection programmes targeting rural households depending on agriculture for their livelihoods.
Voices from cotton fields - Fighting child labour in Burkina Faso, Mali and Pakistan
This collection of human stories aims at showing how FAO is making a difference by supporting the elimination of child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains in Burkina Faso, Mali and Pakistan.
Approche sur l’élimination du travail des enfants et le travail forcé au Burkina Faso
Cette fiche technique présente les axes d’interventions mis en œuvre dans le cadre du projet par la FAO au Burkina Faso ainsi que leurs approches et résultats avec un focus sur les leçons tirées de la bonne pratique des transferts monétaires conditionnels (« Cash ») pour activités génératrices de revenus. Elle présente également un aperçu des résultats d’interventions appuyées par l’OIT ainsi que les enseignements du projet dans son ensemble.
Éliminer le travail des enfants et le travail forcé dans les zones cotonnières au Mali
Cette fiche technique présente les axes d’interventions mis en œuvre dans le cadre du projet par la FAO au Mali ainsi que leurs approches et résultats avec un focus sur les leçons tirées de la bonne pratique des clubs Dimitra. Elle présente également un aperçu des résultats d’interventions appuyées par l’OIT ainsi que les enseignements du projet dans son ensemble.
Unlocking women’s capacity to become agents of change in the fight to reduce child labour in agriculture in Pakistan
This fact sheet presents the areas of intervention implemented as part of the project by FAO in Pakistan as well as their approaches and results with a focus on the lessons learned from empowering women with knowledge, skills and means to start their own businesses. It also presents an overview of the results of ILO-supported interventions as well as lessons learned from the project as a whole.
Working on child labour for food security and sustainable agriculture in programmes and projects
FAO Lebanon published the 11th edition of the quarterly briefing note designed to introduce a topic related to FAO’s mandate/thematic areas. This issue discusses child labour for food security and sustainable agriculture in programmes and projects, highlighting FAO interventions and impact in this context.
A global review of COVID-19 policy and programmatic responses to child labour in agrifood systems
This review aims to look into the consequences of (1) the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to mitigate the spread of the pandemic and (2) the policies and programmatic responses to mitigate socio-economic consequences of the pandemic and how they have potentially interacted with child labour drivers, especially in agrifood systems.
The COVID-19 consequences on child labour in agrifood system
This paper provides insights and evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic and related policy responses to curb its spread influence the risk of child labour in agriculture through different pathways. It draws on case studies from seven countries covering different production systems: Côte d’Ivoire (cocoa), Ethiopia (cattle keeping and farming), (Lebanon (horticulture and greenhouse farms), the Philippines (municipal fisheries), and Viet Nam (crop farming, livestock, and citrus fruit chains).
The child labour in agriculture prevention facility
The Child Labour in Agriculture Prevention Facility supports and strengthens the capacity of agricultural stakeholders to improve the livelihoods of rural communities and reduce their dependencies on child labour. It also highlights FAO's comparative advantage, and the main actions undertaken to address the root causes of child labour in agriculture.
Durban Call to Action on the Elimination of Child Labour
This document is the result of the Fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. It includes strong commitments on action against child labour while raising concerns that existing progress has slowed and is now threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict, as well as food, environmental and humanitarian crises.
Ten years of FAO experience on ending child labour in agriculture in Africa
This product is looks at FAO activities to address child labour in agriculture in Malawi, Mali, Uganda, the Niger and Tanzania over the decade 2010-2020. It aims at making a practical contribution to the field of child labour elimination in agriculture, by shedding a light on some FAO-supported activities, country processes and practices as well as achievements, and lessons learned.
Report of the Global Solutions Forum: Acting together to end child labour in agriculture
On 2–3 November 2021, FAO, together with the ILO, the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture, and the Alliance 8.7, organized a high-level virtual event: the Global Solutions Forum. This had the objective to raise the voices and commitment of agricultural stakeholders, and identify ways to step up concerted action to prevent and end child labour in agriculture
Agricultural mechanization and child labour in developing countries
Mechanization is assumed to reduce child labour, as it is expected to be labour saving. Yet, this is not always the case. This study, focuses on the use of tractors because they are among the most versatile farm mechanization tools with significant potential to replace children’s muscle power.
El trabajo infantil en la caficultura: causas, tendencias y repercusiones para el desarrollo territorial en Guatemala
La caficultura es esencial en el sector agrícola y el desarrollo de Guatemala. Para asegurar su sostenibilidad, es imprescindible que no haya participación de trabajadores infantiles, por lo tanto, se realizó un estudio por la FAO y la Fundación Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Centroamérica para conocer la participación de niños, niñas y adolescentes en las actividades cafetaleras.
Will promotion of agricultural mechanization help prevent child labour?
Mechanization is assumed to reduce child labour, as it is expected to be labour saving. Yet, this is not always the case. The new FAO-IFPRI study provides a rigorous quantitative assessment for seven developing countries in Asia (India, Nepal and Viet Nam) and sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania) based on comparable farm household survey data.
Tackling child labour through decent youth employment in agri-food systems
This paper explores the complex links between child labour, access to education and training, and youth employment in the context of sustainable agri-food systems, poverty reduction and food security, with a particular focus on 15- to 17-year-old youth in rural areas.
Tackling child labour in fisheries and aquaculture
Within the past decade, the aquatic food industry has come under increased scrutiny over poor working conditions, including widespread use of child labour. However, there is limited documentation on child labour in fishing, aquaculture and fish and aquatic food processing. This paper presents the challenges, opportunities, and recommendations to tackle child labour in fisheries and aquaculture.
The role of international financial institutions and development banks in eliminating child labour in agriculture
In the present paper, the strategies available to integrate child labour safeguards into agricultural investment programmes are explored, starting with a brief description of the main underlying drivers of child labour in agriculture.
Seasonal migration and child labour in agriculture
This paper provides a global overview of the current state of knowledge and remaining gaps on the topic and highlights the challenges and opportunities to address child labour related to seasonal migration in agriculture.
Reducing child labour in agriculture in humanitarian contexts
This document realized in collaboration with The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (ACPHA) provides information on the challenges and consequences of conflict, fragility and disaster and the opportunities for action against child labour in agriculture in humanitarian contexts.