Resources on child labour in agriculture


  1. Statement

    "Organizing against child labour" - African Regional Workshop of rural workers’ trade unions and small producers’ organizations, Accra and Kpando-Torkor, 26-30 September 2017

    10 October 2017

    Statement of the African Regional Workshop of rural workers’ trade unions and small producers’ organizations to exchange experiences of “Organizing against child labour” adopted in Accra, 30 September 2017, held under the auspices of the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture (IPCCLA) and hosted by the General Agricultural Workers’ Union of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (GAWU) ADOPTED in Accra, 30 September 2017.

  2. Report

    Child labour in the primary production of sugarcane

    29 September 2017

  3. Publication

    Child labour in cotton - A briefing

    26 July 2017

  4. Publication

    Agricultural Sub-Sector Child Labour Surveys. Children working in the cultivation and processing of Inland Fishing Stocks, Sugarcane, and Beans and Pulses in Myanmar

    27 April 2017

    This research study is intended to stimulate a broader discussion on the cause and consequences of child labour in agricultural sub-sectors in Myanmar. As one of the few systematic investigations into children working in agricultural sub-sectors, evidence will inform policy and programmatic strategy.

  5. Child labour and forced labour

    Third-party monitoring of measures against child labour and forced labour during the 2016 cotton harvest in Uzbekistan

    01 February 2017

    This report has been prepared by the ILO at the request of the World Bank for the third party monitoring of the World Bank-financed projects in agriculture, water and education sectors in Uzbekistan. The ILO is grateful for the cooperation of the tripartite constituents of Uzbekistan, and in particular the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan, in the monitoring and assessment process. The ILO has tried to reflect the constructive comments received from its partners throughout the process. In line with their request, it has formulated concrete suggestions for further work by the constituents, including cooperation involving the ILO and the World Bank. The ILO alone is responsible for the conclusions drawn in this report.


  1. Instructional material

    Action in the West African cocoa supply chain to address child labour

    01 June 2016

  2. Instructional material

    Child labour in the fish supply chain on Lake Volta, Ghana: The Torkor model

    01 June 2016

  3. Instructional material

    South-East Asian seafood industries addressing child labour

    01 June 2016


  1. Child labour and forced labour

    Monitoring report on the use of child labour and forced labour during the Uzbekistan 2015 Cotton Harvest

    20 November 2015

    In October 2014, the World Bank requested the ILO to assess the potential use of child labour and forced labour by the beneficiaries of World Bank projects in specific areas, with particular emphasis on the cotton harvest. The report presents the key findings of the monitoring carried out by the ILO in September and October 2015.

  2. Good practices

    Good practices and lessons learned in cocoa communities in Ghana

    01 September 2015

    This compendium of good practices outlines some measures that were innovative, relevant/responsive, efficient, effective, ethical, sustainable and replicable. The project exceeded its targeted number of beneficiaries and made significant gains in addressing some of the root causes of child labour in cocoa growing communities. The purpose of this compendium is to provide the community of practice with a set of approaches that yield results.