Measuring the impacts of agricultural and food security programmes on child labour in family-based agriculture
The Handbook offers guidance and tools for assessing the impacts of agricultural and food security programmes and projects on child labour in family-based agriculture. The Handbook helps agricultural programmes:
- incorporate child labour prevention or mitigation in the design stage;
- monitor their unintended or intended impacts on child labour; and
- evaluate their impacts on child labour in the programme area.
In addition, the Handbook aims to sensitize agricultural programme staff on the importance of incorporating child labour prevention as a crosscutting issue in their planning, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system and of systematically considering the potential positive and negative impacts of agricultural programmes on child labour. The Handbook furthermore encourages the user to identify good agricultural practices for preventing and reducing child labour in agriculture.
The Handbook is designed for use by planners and implementers of agricultural programmes, nongovernmental
organizations (NGOs), international organizations, agricultural ministries, policy-makers, agricultural advisors, agricultural producers’ organizations, and external evaluators.