USLS in cooperation with ABK3 LEAP and UP combat child laborer in sugarcane farms

By University Research Center On Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The University of St. La Salle, in partnership with ABK3 LEAP and the University of the Philippines Social Action and Research for Development Foundation, Inc. (UPSARDF) will present five research studies focusing on occupational and safety hazards of child laborers, land reform and its implications on child labor, and increasing productivity in sugarcane through block farming.

Child labor in the sugarcane industry is complex brought about by a myriad of factors including intergenerational poverty, lack of access to quality education, cultural acceptance of child labor, systems in sugarcane farming, and a lack of reliable data on the number and profile of children working in kampos, among others.

The highlights of the five studies will be presented at the Research Forum entitled Child Labor in the Sugarcane Industry: Understanding Its Realities, Facing Its Challenges on November 6, 2015, from 8am – 2pm, at Hall 3, Santuario de la Salle, and University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City.