Child workers in agriculture to benefit from new guidelines

Child labour on family farms should be addressed in an appropriate and context-sensitive way that respects local values and family circumstances. Photo: FAO/J. Thompson

With 100 million children worldwide engaged in agricultural work, a UN agency is aiming to ensure they are working under safe conditions and that they are still going to school.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization , FAO, has released a handbook which proposes that anti-child labour measures are included in agricultural and rural development programmes.

Sandra Ferrari asked  Bernd Seiffert, FAO's focal point for Child Labour Prevention in Agriculture, how the guide will benefit child workers.

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