China: Planting seeds of security - how new agriculture skills protect children

Highlights the proven practice implemented in China by the ILO Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women (TICW).

This proven practice provides agriculture skills, marketing training and revolving fund loans, along with awareness on migration risks and trafficking and gender equality issues, to improve productivity, family income and improved living conditions; this holistic grouping of activities helps parents to keep their children in school and ultimately reduces their risk of being trafficked or exploited. The project has also built a mutual support network of farmers to pass on training skills to neighbouring villagers.