Involvement and working conditions of youth in sugar cane cutting in Belize - 2018
Published: 27 Jul 2018
This study, commissioned by Fairtrade International and undertaken with the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, has two purposes.
Firstly, it aims to research an understudied aspect of sugar cane production in order to better understand the experience of youth cutting sugar cane, defined in this study as persons between the ages of 14 to 28.
Secondly, by closely partnering with a smallholder sugar cane producer organization, it aims to enable communities themselves to address child labour issues (with support from Fairtrade). The paper discusses its findings and the advantages of empowering Fairtrade producer organizations, especially young people aged 18 to 24, to lead and respond to research on their own well-being.