Topic outline

  • Incorporating child labour in policies and strategies

    This course explains national and international legislation aimed at preventing and reducing child labour. It provides suggestions on how to assess whether a policy adequately addresses child labour in agriculture in your country.

    It also suggests opportunities within the development and implementation of a national rural development or agricultural policy where consideration of child labour concerns could make a difference.

    Duration:  1.5 hours         Publication Date:  November 2019

    • 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 2 lessons, ranging from approximately 45 to 50 minutes duration each:

          • Lesson 1  Assessing policy against national child labour obligations
          • Lesson 2  Identifying opportunities in agricultural policies

          • Partners

            International Labour Organization