Reducir la pobreza rural

Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools - Manuals for trainers. Module 14 - Child labour prevention in agriculture

Learning Tools: Guidance

Children’s participation in their own family farm activities helps them learn valuable skills and contribute to the generation of household income, which has a positive impact on their livelihoods. Such participation is important for children and builds their self-esteem. Because of poverty, the breakdown of the family, the demand for cheap labour, family indebtedness, household shocks due to HIV and other reasons, many younger children end up doing work that poses a risk to their physical and psychological development or to their right to formal education. The prevention and mitigation of child labour has always been an implicit element of the JFFLS approach through its emphasis on child protection as a guiding principle and through its aim to promote decent work in agriculture for youth. Furthermore, JFFLS can reduce children’s vulnerability to all farms of exploitation, through its linkages to formal school and its focus on achieving food security and by enabling better decision-making skills for participants.