Why is child labor in agriculture on the rise?

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The FAO announced 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, the pace of decline has considerably slowed since 2012. If this rate continues it would leave 121 million children still in child labor by 2025, failing to meet the sustainable development goal of ending child labor by then (ILO).

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  • Why is child labor in agriculture on the rise?
  • How likely is it the world will meet its sustainable development goal of ending child labor by 2025?
  • What is currently being to reduce child labor and what needs to be done to meet the sustainable development goal?

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