Efforts made to reduce pesticide risk to children

Highly hazardous pesticides. Photo: FAO/Asim Hafeez

Efforts are underway to minimize risks to children exposed to pesticides used during agricultural production.

According to figures released by the United Nations, around four million children globally are working in the agriculture sector.

But now a new tool is being released to promote the safer use of pesticides.

Bernd Seiffert is the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's focal point for Child Labour Prevention in Agriculture.

Sandra Ferrari asked him why the tool is needed.

Duration: 4’20″

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