Child labour in the sugar industry

Child labour in the sugar plantations: A cursory assessment

This paper is a cursory assessment of the child labour that has been operating in the sugar cane plantations. It seeks to expose a wholistic view of such reality so that we could see and understand the interrelationships that constitute it and see what could be done to eradicate it systematically and in a span of time.

Child labour is the engagement or participation of children in the production of goods or services. Production operates in various fields, in industry, services, trade, agriculture, etc. Where children are involved, where they are involved in the making of values, use-values and/or exchange values, there is labour by children or child labour.