Child Labour in Agriculture: The Demand Side

A survey to better understand farmers practices and the drivers and reasons behind employing children.

In an open field, a child is picking fruits off of a tree.
UNICEFLebanon/2018/HedinnHalldorsson

Highlights

To support the government of Lebanon in its efforts to address the problem of child labour, FAO and UNICEF jointly commissioned the Consultation and Research Institute to undertake the present study, Child labour in agriculture: The demand side. The research was based on (1) a desk review; (2) a survey of 422 farmers who employ children; and (3) in-depth interviews with 90 participants, including farmers who employ children, shawishs (coordinators of tented camps) who recruit such children, and children who work on farms. The study further examines the characteristics and working conditions of children aged between 5 and 17 years who were working in these farms.

A child is plowing the field during daytime.
Author(s)
FAO, UNICEF
Publication date
Languages
English
ISBN
978-92-5-131252-0

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