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Gold mining at Oro Verde, a pioneering small-scale initiative in the rain forests of Columbia. Photograph: PR Dangerous. Polluting. Illegal. Wrong. The conventional narrative around artisanal and,THE ARTISANAL AND SMALL SCALE MINING SECTOR,THE ARTISANAL AND SMALL SCALE MINING SECTOR & SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS1 M. Hoadley1 and D. Limpitlaw1 1 School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa,,encourage small-scale mining to provide employment and to benefit the overall economy .Small-scale mining » Manila Bulletin News,Small scale or artisanal mining is largely a poverty-driven activity, characterized by a lack of or reduced degree of mechanization, low level of occupational safety, low level of income, low productivity, and lack of social security.Small-scale mining on the increase in developing countries,GENEVA (ILO News) - Small-scale mining is expanding rapidly and often uncontrollably in many developing countries, employing large numbers of women and children in dangerous conditions and generating a workplace fatality rate up to 90 times higher than mines in industrialized countries, says a new report * by the International Labour Office (ILO).Contribution of small-scale mining to employment,,Small-scale mining is more prevalent in India. The maximum production capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year has been accepted as a criterion to Indian small-scale mine. Such mines constitute about 90% of total number of mines, 42% of the total non-fuel minerals and metals, 5% of the fuel minerals. Some,Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining - World Bank,Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining occurs in approximately 80 countries worldwide. There are approximately 100 million artisanal miners globally. Artisanal and small-scale production supply accounts for 80% of global sapphire, 20% of gold mining and up to 20% of diamond mining.Small scale salt mining to create employment, increase,,“When you look at the bulk of salt producers today, they are mainly small-scale miners who are women along the two main lagoons in the Volta region.Small-scale mining would be restructured to create jobs,,President John Mahama. Small-scale mining activities would be restructured and modified to serve as a decent source of employment for the youth, President John Dramani Mahama has said.Innovative Small-Scale Mining Initiative Kicks Off in Tanzania,Mamadou Barry, senior mining specialist at the World Bank, emphasized the contribution of the mining sector to the development of Tanzania and the importance of the more than 1 million jobs generated by small-scale mining.