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US Department of Labor awards $4M project to address child labor in vanilla-growing areas of Madagascar

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs awarded a $4 million project to the International Labor Organization to address child labor in the vanilla-growing areas of Madagascar. The project will provide livelihood services to households whose children are engaged in or at high risk of entering child labor in the Sava region. The project will also work with vanilla stakeholders to implement the recently-signed vanilla exporters’ code of conduct to eliminate child labor in the vanilla sector and build the capacity of labor law enforcement officials to enforce child labor laws and policies.

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