How can agricultural policies and strategies help to end child labour in agriculture?
This document summarizes the online discussion How can agricultural policies and strategies help to end child labour in agriculture? held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 27 April to 25 May 2020.
The discussion was part of FAO’s activities leading up to the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in 2021 and of its broader efforts to contribute to the progress in achieving Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2025. A comprehensive multisectoral approach is often needed to address child labour in agriculture. Therefore, participants were invited to share information and case studies on policies and programmes which have been effective at reducing child labour in agriculture in relation to the following aspects: 1) hunger and malnutrition; 2) climate change and environmental degradation; 3) family farming; 4) innovation; 5) public and private investment; 6) attention to domestic supply chains; and 7) cross-sectoral policies and strategies.