Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture
Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture (ACHA) is a seven year, DFID-funded research programme that started in January 2020. The aim of the programme is to build evidence on the forms, drivers, and experiences of children’s harmful work in African agriculture and interventions that are effective in preventing harm that arises in the course of children’s work.
ACHA is a collaborative programme led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK and is directed by Professor Rachel Sabates-Wheeler and Dr James Sumberg. Partners include: the University of Ghana, Legon, the University of Development Studies, Tamale, African Rights Initiative International, the University of Sussex, the University of Bath, the University of Bristol, Fairtrade Foundation ,ISEAL Alliance, Rainforest Alliance, The Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, University at Buffalo, The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) and The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH).
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(Outlook on Agrigulture, 2020-06-10)This article outlines a tension that plays itself out in rural areas throughout Africa. On the one hand, it is recognized that children throughout the world engage in economic activity, and this is particularly so in rural ...
Living Wage, Living Income, and Child Labour-Free Zones: Arguments and Implications for Children’s Work (IDS, 2020-05-26)Of the 736 million people living in extreme poverty worldwide, about 80 per cent live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for survival. Many of these are smallholder farmers who receive a relatively small income for ...
(Institute of Development Studies, 2020-04)This paper steps back from dominant discourses around child labour, and examines how a reframing of children’s involvement in African agriculture, from child labour to children’s work, might enhance understanding of the ...