Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Türkiye

Project Overview

Under the Public Private Partnership framework, the project will enhance and facilitate the exchange of the experiences of government, private sector, social partners and civil society in addressing child labour, particularly in the hazelnut supply chain, as a means to maximize collective learning opportunities among the project stakeholders for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) in seasonal agriculture in Turkey.

The overall development objective of the project is to contribute to the elimination of the WFCL in seasonal agriculture in line with the Turkish Government’s National Employment Strategy (2014-2023) and the National Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour (2017-2023).

The specific objective of the project is to enable and strengthen partnership between public and private sector actors for the withdrawal and prevention of children from the WFCL in seasonal agriculture in hazelnut harvesting. The project will catalyse cooperative approaches to addressing child labour by linking efforts undertaken by the private sector to the existing and future national programmes mentioned above.

This new public private partnership project, co-chaired with Ferrero and the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services (MoFLSS) Directorate General of Labour will further complement existing ILO activities dedicated to the elimination of child labour in Turkey.

Project Outputs

The project is based on three outputs:

  1. National and local capacity for the elimination of WFCL in seasonal agriculture in hazelnut harvesting strengthened
  2. Direct intervention mechanism implemented and scaled up in areas where seasonal hazelnut harvesting exists
  3. Awareness on the elimination of WFCL in seasonal agriculture in hazelnut harvesting raised among general public, national and local stakeholders and supply chain actors


Trabzon, Samsun, Zonguldak and Şanlıurfa provinces.


3,5 Million EUROS

Resource Partner