Topic outline

  • This course gives an overview on the complexity of child labour in agriculture and aims to raise awareness on the importance and urgency of addressing the issue.

    It provides foundational knowledge to understand the topic and explores what is and what is not child labour, its causes and consequences, as well as the risks and the hazards children can face in agriculture.

    The course offers preliminary suggestions on how agricultural stakeholders can address the issue in their work, encouraging learners to continue the course for more guidance.

    • 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:

        • agricultural policy-makers and advisors;
        • agricultural programmer designers and implementers;
        • agricultural researchers;
        • agricultural statisticians.

        For example, in ministries of agriculture, livestock, forestry, and fisheries; agricultural producers’ organizations, including cooperatives; or FAO.

        While the course is tailored to the information needs of these stakeholders, much of the content will also be highly relevant to others such as agricultural workers, employers and their organizations. 

        Eliminating child labour in agriculture will need a holistic and multi-stakeholder approach. The content of this course will therefore also be important for a wide range of further stakeholders working in areas such as labour, education, health, social protection, poverty reduction, rural development and large-scale investments and further themes.

        • Course structure

          The course consists of 3 lessons, ranging from approximately 30 to 60 minutes duration each:

          • Lesson 1  Overview of the course
          • Lesson 2  Child labour in agriculture
          • Lesson 3  Hazardous work and agriculture

          • Partners

            International Labour Organization 
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