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Elimination of the Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture (ECLSA)

Action /Activity:

Action I: Employment
Activity I.I: Promoting Decent Work

Title of the Operation:

Elimination of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture (ECLSA)

Operation Number:


Implementation Period:

01.10.2020 – 31.12.2023

Operation Beneficiary:

Ministry of Labour and Social Security, General Directorate of Labour (DG Labour)-Department of Employment Policies (DEP)

Website / Social Media Accounts:


Interventions and Estimated Results:

Overall objective of this direct grant Operation is contributing to elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture. The purpose is to enhance national and local capacity for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture as well as providing services to children at risk and their families.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the implementing Organization of the Operation. The Operation is implemented in close collaboration with DG Labour, Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MoAF), employers’ and workers’ organisations, municipal authorities, universities, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

Expected Results are as follows:

1. On-site education, guidance, counselling and rehabilitation services will be provided to 12.000 children.
2. 2.000 family members of the working/at-risk children in seasonal agriculture will be referred to vocational and generic training programmes in order to improve life and occupational skills.
3. Trainings on the negative aspects of child labour in seasonal agriculture and related legislation will be provided to 200 agriculture intermediaries, 500 employers and 200 village heads.
4. 12.000 children will be equipped with clothes, hygene and training equipment, and living conditions of seasonal agricultural families in settlement areas will be improved.
5. Institutional capacity of central and local institutions of MoFLSS will be improved in the field of planning, managing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring for the elimination of worst of child labour.
6. Capacities of gendarmerie and NGOs will be improved in combatting child labour.
7. Child Labour Monitoring (CLM) and Tracking System will be established and existing e-METIP system will be improved.
8. A communication campaign will be developed and implemented towards general public, children, families, employers, decision-makers, school principals, teachers, agricultural intermediaries, and media.
9. Scientific and technical studies will be carried out for the assessment of child labour, its causes, consequences and review of good practices as well as developing policy recommendations on the elimination of child labour and improving living and working conditions in seasonal agriculture.
10. Cross-sectoral working groups will be established to map the existing child labour reporting mechanisms, identify adverse incentives and recommend effective enforcement mechanisms at each point in the agricultural production and supply chain.
11. Meetings and field visits will be organised in order to ensure efficient coordination and cooperation among relevant field teams and stakeholders.

Current Situation:
(As of April 2022)

In general, the following activities have been implemented/completed as of April 2022:

• 1568 children benefited from hygiene, safety and health training and its training materials.
• 1041 children benefited from equipment and material support; 1546 children benefited from nutritional support.
• The renovation of service for inactive buildings such as schools, culture centres, health centres were completed in total 7 buildings.
• Training Needs Assessment Report, Capacity Development Plan and Communication Strategy have been drafted and completed.
• 504 family members benefited from Occupational Health and Safety in Agriculture Training.
• General Family Training was delivered to 895 family members.
• E-METIP system is continuing to be developed.