Mozambican Agriculture:
Cotton, 1970-1993

Dossier MZ-0087

Child labour, cotton

Above: Twelve-year-old Marcelino Jorge working in the fields during the cotton harvest, August 1982. The ongoing use of child labour in cotton cultivation was reported at least twice in the weekly news-magazine, Tempo.

Trailers loaded with cotton

Above: Trailers loaded with cotton about to be hauled away from the fields, Nampula, early 1980s.


MHN Resources

Consolidated Downloadable Zipped Files

Click on the yellow folder image below to download an unsorted zipped archive of documents and press clippings in PDF format concerning cotton cultivation, primarily in northern Mozambique. Included are several of the reports produced by the "Cotton Project" conducted by the Centro de Estudos Africanos of the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in 1979-1982.

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Young girls in the cotton fields Child picking cotton

Above: Two other photographs showing child labour in cotton production, Nampula, early 1980s. These photographs were published in the weekly news magazine Tempo.