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Why is child labor in agriculture on the rise? Why is child labor in agriculture on the rise?
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If the current rate continues it would leave 121 million children still in child labor by 2025, failing to meet the SDG If the current rate continues it would leave 121 million children still in child labor by 2025, failing to meet the SDG
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<strong>The <a href="http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1140078/icode/">FAO announced</a> in June that child labor in agriculture is on the rise globally, driven by conflict and disasters. While the number of children in labor overall has dramatically declined since 2002, <span id="m_-2009123577752596811gmail-docs-internal-guid-1f2d2892-890c-89da-e2dd-998230773041">the pace of decline has considerably slowed since 2012. If this rate continues it <span id="m_-2009123577752596811gmail-docs-internal-guid-b345ba42-890d-5544-1d09-18ae23075ea6">would leave 121 million children still in child labor by 2025, failing to meet the sustainable development goal <span id="m_-2009123577752596811gmail-docs-internal-guid-c00ab197-890d-c405-5516-506b09347b99">of ending child labor by then (<a href="http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_575499.pdf">ILO</a>).</span></span></span></strong> <strong>The <a href="http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1140078/icode/">FAO announced</a> in June that child labor in agriculture is on the rise globally, driven by conflict and disasters. While the number of children in labor overall has dramatically declined since 2002, <span id="m_-2009123577752596811gmail-docs-internal-guid-1f2d2892-890c-89da-e2dd-998230773041">the pace of decline has considerably slowed since 2012. If this rate continues it <span id="m_-2009123577752596811gmail-docs-internal-guid-b345ba42-890d-5544-1d09-18ae23075ea6">would leave 121 million children still in child labor by 2025, failing to meet the sustainable development goal <span id="m_-2009123577752596811gmail-docs-internal-guid-c00ab197-890d-c405-5516-506b09347b99">of ending child labor by then (<a href="http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_575499.pdf">ILO</a>).</span></span></span></strong>
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<strong>Questions this article will seek to answer:</strong> <strong>Questions this article will seek to answer:</strong>
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<li>Why is child labor in agriculture on the rise?</li>  <li>Why is child labor in agriculture on the rise?</li>
<li>How likely is it the world will meet its sustainable development goal of ending child labor by 2025?</li>  <li>How likely is it the world will meet its sustainable development goal of ending child labor by 2025?</li>
<li>What is currently being to reduce child labor and what needs to be done to meet the sustainable development goal?</li>  <li>What is currently being to reduce child labor and what needs to be done to meet the sustainable development goal?</li>
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<strong>Secured interviews</strong> <strong>Secured interviews</strong>
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<li>Ariane Genthon - FAO child labor expert</li>  <li>Ariane Genthon - FAO child labor expert</li>
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<strong>Proposed interviews</strong> <strong>Proposed interviews</strong>
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<li><a href="http://www.ilo.org/global/lang--en/index.htm">International Labor Organization</a></li>  <li><a href="http://www.ilo.org/global/lang--en/index.htm">International Labor Organization</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.savethechildren.net/">Save the Children charity</a></li>  <li><a href="https://www.savethechildren.net/">Save the Children charity</a></li>
<li><a href="http://globalmarch.org/">Global March – Against Child Labour</a></li>  <li><a href="http://globalmarch.org/">Global March – Against Child Labour</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.iuf.org/w/">International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Association</a></li>  <li><a href="http://www.iuf.org/w/">International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Association</a></li>
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Climate Change, Economics, Education, Environment, Human Rights, Law, Natural Disasters, War &amp; Conflict, Human Rights Climate Change, Economics, Education, Environment, Human Rights, Law, Natural Disasters, War &amp; Conflict, Human Rights
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child labour, school, Sustainable Development Goals child labour, school, Sustainable Development Goals
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