Decent Rural Employment

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Ending child labour among cotton growing communities in Burkina Faso, Mali, Pakistan

2022
Cotton is one of the most common fabrics in the world. Its production is heavily dependent on natural resources and labour. Unfortunately, child labour is often a part of this. Child labour is work that is inappropriate for a child’s age, or harmful to children’s education, health, safety or morals....
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Ending child labour among cotton growing communities in Mali

2022
Mali is the second-biggest cotton producer in Africa. 40% of its rural population depends on cotton. Many families involved in cotton production experience extreme poverty and have to rely on their children as a workforce to survive. Child labour is work that is inappropriate for children’s age or harms their...
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Ending child labour among cotton growing communities in Burkina Faso

2022
Cotton is one of the most important crops in Burkina Faso, generating the largest export earnings. Cotton production is heavily dependent on natural resources and labour, including child labour. Child labour is work that is inappropriate for children’s age or harms their education, health, safety or morals. In Burkina Faso,...
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Working with diaspora to boost employment opportunities in agri-food systems in Uganda

2021
Migrants and diaspora communities play a vital role in agri-food systems. Diaspora organizations support food security and rural development in their countries of origin, through investments, transfer of knowledge and skills, and contribution to employment generation in rural areas. In Uganda, FAO fosters diaspora engagement in agribusiness through training, inclusive...
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Naomi's story: Youth in agribusiness in Kenya

2021
Naomi was introduced by FAO to vegetables that were are more marketable locally compared to the broccoli she was initially growing. Her message to youth: agriculture is a business, you can be self-employed and earn the income you want! Funded through the generous contribution of the Government of Italy, the...
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