Our 1st online course

While progress has been made around the world in the fight against child labour, there is still a long way to go. Child labour remains a worldwide phenomenon as over 160 children from all places continue to be exploited, prevented from going to school or pushed into hazardous work that directly endangers their health and development.  

With more than 70 percent of child labourers, agriculture is one of the most dangerous sectors for children.

Alike all global challenges, child labour in agriculture is a complex issue and one actor alone cannot break the cycle. To be impactful and sustainable, efforts to eradicate child labour in agriculture require collaborative actions across borders and sectors, as well as a solid understanding of what the issue is. 

To this end, for our first e-learning course, we have decided to tackle this challenge by starting at the very beginning: it’s definition. 

Free of charge, 'An Introduction to Child Labour' is a short 20-minute course which aims to explore the definition of child labour, the underlying dynamics pushing children into work and the opportunities of action for different stakeholders. 

Introduction to Child Labour

Course curriculum

  1. Introduction

  2. What is Child Labour?

  3. Root Causes of Child Labour

  4. Stakeholders and Their Roles

  5. Course Summary

  6. Assessment

Introduction to Child Labour

  • Free
  • 5 Lessons
  • 20 minutes
  • Available in English

Learning objectives

Through this course, participants will learn about

  • How child labour is defined, the different types of child labour and the difference between acceptable forms of children’s work and child labour.

  • The root causes of child labour and the importance of viewing child labour from the perspective of the children, families, and communities themselves.

  • The roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders in eliminating child labour, and how they can get involved in the fight against child labour.


This e-learning course is targeted to companies, governments, agronomy and sustainability officers, multi-stakeholder initiatives, unions and farmers' associations, international and non-governmental organisations, communities and other stakeholders working to address the issue of child labour.


Accessible online and on mobile devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets), this e-learning course is designed to allow participants to study at their own pace, anywhere.

Digital certification

Participants will receive a certificate of completion upon passing a final assessment after completing the course. To pass the course assessment, a grade of at least 70% is required.

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