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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 July 2022)

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

Within the scope of the improving of educational access opportunities for children working/at risk in seasonal agriculture:

- 6,277 children were directed to educational services.
- 443 children participated in social/cultural/sports/artistic activities.
- 4.257 children attended self-care and health safety trainings.
- 78 children participated in summer camp, university and environment/nature trip activities.

Within the scope of the improving of family members, life and professional skills of children working/at risk of working in seasonal agriculture:

- Occupational health and safety, general family and first aid trainings were given to 1,714 family members.
- 212 agricultural intermediaries received training on the negative aspects of child labour in seasonal agriculture and the relevant legislation.
- 194 agricultural intermediaries were entitled to receive the certificates to be issued by İŞKUR.

Within the scope of the improving of living conditions of families working in seasonal agriculture and children working/at risk in seasonal agriculture:

- 2,652 children benefitted from clothing support, 4,742 children benefitted from stationery support and 2,331 children benefitted from hygiene kits.
- Service support was provided to 2,988 children, and social support center improvement works were completed in 4 provinces.
• The improvement facilities in the existing METIP areas and preparations for the establishment of new METIP areas still continue.
• 1 training needs analysis study report has been completed and relevant training modules have been developed.
• 1 Capacity Building Plan has been improved.
• The infrastructures of 16 Units Against Child Labour were improved.
• Communication strategy has been completed and 5,196 sets of visibility materials have been prepared.
• 1 meeting, 1 workshop, 1 seminar, 3 coordination meetings, 16 orientation meetings, 2 stakeholder visits and 10 visits to the Anti-Child Labor Units within the scope of developing understanding and opinions among the stakeholders about negative incentives in the supply chain in agricultural production, effective child labor reporting and implementation mechanism have been carried out.
• Awareness raising activities were organized within the scope of the World Day Against Child Labour.
• The E-METIP system continues to be updated.