Topic outline

  • General

    Gender in Food and Nutrition Security

    Pesticide management and child labour prevention

    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.

    Duration:  2 hours   Publication Date:  October 2016

  • System Requirements

    The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of Chrome and Safari. In order to access this course on Internet Explorer or Firefox, you must install and enable Adobe Flash player.

    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; and
      • pesticide registrars and control boards

      within, for example, ministries of agriculture, environment or health; producers organizations; private sector enterprises, NGOs or FAO.

      • 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