Agriculture is one of the three most dangerous sectors in terms of work-related fatalities, non-fatal accidents and occupational diseases. About 59 percent of all children in hazardous work aged 5–17 are in agriculture. Agricultural communities continue to face various challenges that enable child labour, ranging from declining farm income and gender-based norms to lack of access to education and decent livelihood opportunities.
In order to eliminate child labour from global supply chains, it is crucial to address its root causes at the community level. With the help of some emerging good practices, Global March Against Child Labour is working towards addressing child labour in agro-rural communities, producing some of the most popular agro-products that we consume frequently such as Coffee in Uganda, Shrimp in Bangladesh and Coconut in Philippines.