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Research, Evidence, and
In tobacco-growing communities, as in all agricultural areas, families face many challenges that can increase their risk of child labour.
To strengthen these communities and make it possible to keep their children safe and healthy, it is imperative to fully understand these challenges and work together to implement the right solutions.
The ECLT Foundation initiates, leads, and funds research surrounding key aspects of child labour, including those unique to child labour in tobacco growing, to help inform those solutions. We have expertise on the hazards and risks of child labour in tobacco growing and the best ways of eradicating it.
Through our work, we bolster global policies, corporate responsibility, community practices, and local opportunities that allow children of tobacco-growing communities to reach their full potential.
Our research leads to good practices and sustainable local plans that allow children to thrive wherever tobacco is grown:
- Our baseline studies ascertain the exact scope and scale of child labour in specific areas (see Our Impact).
- Our monitoring and evaluation quantifies progress in addressing the root causes of child labour—and how that progress is achieved.
- We commission and share groundbreaking papers on child labour (See the Malawi National Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture.)