Monday, 25 January 2021 11:55

Pledge to end child labour in agriculture

Written by  Staff Reporters
The director-general of FAO has pledged to end child labour in agriculture. The director-general of FAO has pledged to end child labour in agriculture.

The director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Qu Dongyu, has pledged to intensify efforts toward addressing child labour in agriculture through a dedicated work programme.

“This year, we will step up our efforts to strengthen the capacities of a wide range of agricultural actors to include child labour prevention and youth employment in their work,” he said during the virtual event launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour 2021.

“Policies, programmes, and investments related to agri-food systems need to address the root causes of child labour, including household poverty,” he added.

In 2021, FAO will organise a series of regional consultations and a global event on child labour in agriculture will be held in November to increase awareness and promote good practices, he said.

Qu also emphasised that FAO would continue to play a role in the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture, established in 2007 by FAO and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

More like this

Food Price Index holds steady

The benchmark for world food commodity prices were broadly stable in November, with lower international cereal quotations offset by higher prices in vegetable oils.

FAO Food Price Index declines in August

International food commodity prices declined in August, led by staples other than rice and sugar, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says.

Featured

Feds make case for rural bank lending probe

Bankers have been making record profits in the last few years, but those aren’t the only records they’ve been breaking, says Federated Farmers vice president Richard McIntyre.

National

Fonterra unveils divestment plan

Fonterra is exploring full or partial divestment options for its global Consumer business, as well as its integrated businesses Fonterra…

Machinery & Products

GPS in control

In a move that will make harvesting operations easier, particularly in odd-shaped paddocks, Kuhn has announced that GPS section control…

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Wrong, again!

OPINION: This old mutt well remembers the wailing, whining and gnashing of teeth by former West Coast MP and Labour…

Reality check

OPINION: Your canine crusader gets a little fed up with the some in media, union hacks, opposition politicians and hard-core…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter