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Title: National sustainability conference to eradicate child labour in Agriculture


1
Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and
cooperatives
  • National sustainability conference to eradicate
    child labour in Agriculture
  • Held in Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel on May 12-
    14, 2015
  • Pathways to Sustainability Together We Can
    eradicate child labour in Agriculture".

2
Child labour in Agriculture
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Policy Statements In National Agriculture Policy
    Of 2013 In Child Labour Mainstreaming
  • Youth Agricultural Strategies And Programs
  • Livelihood Support
  • Challenges
  • Conclusion

3
Introduction
  • Agricultural sector is and will continue to
    remain the foundation of the economy for
    Tanzania.
  • It accounts for
  • 24.7 per cent of the GDP,
  • Provides about 95 percent of food requirement
  • Employs 74 per cent of the population
  • Therefore, the sector growth will have a fast and
    long-term impact on poverty alleviation if the
    employment potential will be created to enable
    poor people to raise their income hence reduced
    child labour
  • As poor people mainly rely on labour to earn
    their livelihoods, the creation of more and
    better employment opportunities in agriculture
    for both women and men is essential for poverty
    reduction

4
Policy Statements
  • Youth Involvement in Agriculture
  • Ensure access to productive resources including
    labour saving technologies (mechanisation
    equipments), surveyed land, irrigation
    infrastructure
  • The Government in collaboration with DPs and
    private sectors envisaged conducive environment
    for youths to settle in rural areas through
    promotion of rural development

5
Policy Statements Cont...
  • MAFC in collaboration with the MoEVT to
    incorporate agriculture in the education and VETA
    curricula
  • The Government in collaboration with the private
    sector, civil societies, youth organizations and
    business community shall promote the culture of
    entrepreneurship among youths.

6
Policy Statements Cont...
  • Employment and Decent Work in Agriculture
  • Promote up-to-date age and sex-disaggregated
    information on employment and labour productivity
    related issues in rural areas
  • Promote On-farm and non-farm rural activities as
    engines of growth and innovation in terms of
    attractive jobs for both women and men, in line
    with decent work concepts
  • Promote Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools
    (JFFLS) and Young Farmers Associations (YFAs)

7
Policy Statements Cont...
  • Create awareness on the benefits of productive
    youth employment and child labour prevention in
    agriculture
  • Promote business models that provide
    opportunities for small-scale producers towards
    aggregation of produce and developing backward
    and forward linkages targeting particularly rural
    women and youth

8
Policy Statements Cont...
  • Enhance a labour and legal enforcement framework
    for protection of workers and employers in the
    agricultural sector and the informal rural
    economy
  • Mainstreaming and integrated employment and
    decent work into agriculture sector development
    strategies and programmes(ASDS II and ASDP II).

9
Agricultural Youth Strategy
  • The MAFC developed National Strategy for Youth
    Involvement in Agriculture Sector (2015-2020)
  • Rufiji Basin Development Authority (RUBADA) under
    MAFC start youth camps in Ludewa and Mkongo in
    Morogoro.

10
Livelihood Support
  • Poverty is the major cause behind child labour.
  • Poor people mainly rely on labour to earn their
    livelihoods
  • Reducing poverty/child labour, MAFC under ASDP
    introduce
  • Agric. Input subsidy (Voucher)
  • Agr. Input loans under Agric. Input Trust Fund
    (AGITF)
  • Improve agr. infrastructure e.g. markets,
    cooperatives, irrigation schemes, warehouses
    etc..
  • Establish Tanzania Agr. Dev. Bank (TADB)

11
Challenges
  • inadequate employment opportunities in
    agriculture (which are driving people away
    especially youths)
  • poor working conditions (e.g. low pay,
    informality, low job security and inadequate
    social protection)
  • poor occupational health and safety
  • Low emphasis and awareness on child labour
    concepts at MAFC

12
Challenges Cont
  • low labour productivity particularly of women and
    youth
  • limited access to information, markets and
    adequate infrastructure
  • weak enforcement of labour related legislation in
    rural areas and
  • weak inter-institutional collaboration.

13
Conclusion
  • Awareness raising and increasing knowledge on
    child labour elimination at national to village
    level
  • Further mainstreaming child labour concerns in
    ministerial plans and budget
  • Child labour need to be considered as cross
    cutting issues in all Ministerial interventions

14
The End.
  • ASANTE SANA
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