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The Argentinean Blueberry Committee and other members of Argentina’s fruit industry support efforts to prevent child labor, and a group of producers visited a child care facility that helps with that goal.

The Association of Blueberry Producers of Tucuman, a member of the Argentinean Blueberry Committee, organized a visit to the Center for Community Integration of the Commune of Sargento Moya, Tucuman, according to a news release.

The public center is free and open to the entire rural community, and will serve the child care needs of women working during the blueberry season, according the release.

The visit served to highlight the blueberry producers’ link with the National Registry of Rural Workers and Employers, which sent a representative along, and which is “a fundamental actor and strategic partner, both regionally and nationally, to continue working in our cause, which is the prevention and awareness against child labor in the sector,” according to the release.

The Argentinean Blueberry Committee is also an active member of the Network of Companies against Child Labor, which works with the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security to support programs to prevent and eradicate child labor, according to the release.