Improving the occupational situation for African small-scale mining


A new training programme is to improve the living conditions and the profits for the many Africans whose livelihood is based on digging out minerals.

Millions of people in the developing countries make a living by a special from of low-technology artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). In Africa alone, approximately 10 million people are directly involved in the mining and to even more the ASM is an indirect livelihood. And the number of small-scale miners is steadily increasing in Africa.

Lack of knowledge of geology, economy and the environment