Reducing the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Tobacco-Growing Communities in Brazil, Malawi and Zambia

Brazil, Malawi and Zambia are among the largest producers of tobacco worldwide. A combination of factors, however, such as the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, cultural acceptance of child labour, and the accepted distribution and use of land, have exacerbated the incidence of child labour in these countries.

The ILO and JTI forged a partnership to achieve greater impact and together established the Achieving Reduction of Child Labour in Support of Education (ARISE) programme. Through addressing the identified social and economic factors that encourage small-scale tobacco farmers to employ children in dangerous work, the program prevents and makes strides towards the elimination of child labour in supply chains.