Finma BV, in cooperation with the Yavuz Gida factory in Turkey, has initiated a project in which child labor is prohibited during the harvest of the hazelnuts in Turkey by offering education. Next to that education and information are being offered to the adults. Sustainability during cultivation and harvest is also an important part of the project.
The project has been partially financed by the Turkish government for a while now. The RVO in the Netherlands will also partly finance the project for the coming 5 years to ensure the participation of up to 3.500 children under the age of 16 (that accompany their parents to the hazelnut areas during harvest) and adults.
For more information about the project and the steps that have been made: