Topic outline

  • Children are exposed to pesticides through their work or involvement in agricultural activities, which can harm their health and development. This course explains how children are exposed, why children are more vulnerable than adults to exposure and the negative impacts.

    Moreover, it identifies specific actions related to pesticide management that can take child labour into account and reduce children’s exposure to pesticides. It aims to build specific skills, depending on work-related responsibilities and tasks, by providing concrete ideas and guidance that can be applied in real life situations.

    This course is also available in Portuguese as a downloadable offline package.

      • System Requirements

        The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

        The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

        • Audience

          The course is tailored to meet the information needs of policy-makers and advisors; programme designers and implementers; researchers and statisticians; pesticide registrars and control boards. For example ministries of agriculture, environment or health; producers’ organizations; private sector enterprises and NGOs.

          • You will learn about

            • Recognizing how children are exposed to pesticides
            • Why children are more vulnerable than adults to pesticide exposure.
            • Negative impacts of exposure.
            • How to identify specific actions related to pesticide management.

            • Partners

              International Labour Organization    Rotterdam Convention

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