“I have never gone to school because my parents do not have resources”, says Ruth, a 14-year old girl from Cameroon. "I am aware of the dangers down there in the mine, […] but I do not have another choice”. COVID-19 exacerbated the root causes driving children like Ruth into work. 2021, the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, is the time to redouble our efforts to get back on track
The latest FAO + European Union Report provides highlights on the cooperation during the 2018-2020 period, detailing the results achieved in areas such as resilience and food crises, climate change and natural resource management, agricultural investments and value chains, as well as nutrition and food systems.