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Harvest Gardens in Argentina
The area around Salta, in northwest Argentina, is a rich tobacco growing region, but for many of the local people, working in the tobacco fields is the only way to support a family. In the harvest season entire families worked in the tobacco fields, putting young children at the risk of child labour. But thanks to changing technology and a unique program for children implemented by the government and employers with support from the ILO, the long tradition of child labour in Salta is finally part of the past.