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Roadmap for child-friendly coffee plantations in Mt. Elgon, uganda

Coffee in uganda has been listed as a product made by child labour in the USDOL’s list of goods made by child labour and forced labour (2021). Especially in the harvest season, it is very common for children to skip school as they pick coffee beans to be sold in the market. The more they pick, the more the family can earn. However, the small size of the land, combined with poor land productivity and the capacity of smallholder farmers does not result in adequate income.

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Geeta Kumari

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