The handbook provides an easy-to-use toolkit of research and data collection methods for assessing child labour in agriculture and the impacts that various types of development programmes can have. Additionally, it encourages the identification and use of good practices to prevent child labour.
The handbook also offers practical advice on how to collect information to track the impact of child labour on school performance and health.
The new guide is intended for use by agricultural organizations, NGOs, international organizations, agricultural ministries, policy-makers, and other actors involved in agricultural programmes, be they related to crop production, fisheries and aquaculture, forestry or livestock-raising.
The Handbook recognizes that one size does not fit all, and that programmes and policies need to be adapted to each context. The tools provided give that flexibility. The Handbook provides an accessible guide to all interested scholars and practitioners, as key concepts are explained in a simple and straightforward manner and its easy-to-use monitoring and evaluation tools.