Resources on Rural economy

  1. COOP Champions

    Charles Bodwell, Enterprise Development Specialist at ILO DWT Bangkok

    11 January 2019

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  2. News

    Training of trainers workshop on cooperative development conducted towards promoting a sustainable vanilla sector in Madagascar

    07 December 2018

    Eight trainers were trained on ILO’s tools and methodologies on cooperative development with a view to tapping into the potential of cooperatives to promote decent work in the vanilla value chain.

  3. News

    My.Coop – Building capacity of cooperatives towards involving Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers in agricultural value chains

    29 November 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package was adapted to the Jordanian context and rolled out with cooperatives in northern Jordan to improve their capacities to help Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers participate in income-generating activities.

  4. News

    Training of Trainers Workshop on Think.Coop, Start.Coop and My.Coop conducted in the Central African Republic

    29 November 2018

  5. News

    ILO launches new tools in Bolivia to promote cooperativism

    29 November 2018

    Local authorities and specialists from social organizations in La Paz were trained on Think.Coop and Start.Coop training methodologies with a view to providing better job opportunities for rural and informal economy workers.

  6. News

    The first roll-out of My.Coop in the Northern Province of Zambia

    28 November 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package has been translated into Bemba and rolled out for the first time in the Northern Province of Zambia.

  7. News

    Think.COOP introduced nationally for Cambodian agriculture cooperatives

    22 November 2018

    The national consultation workshop on Think.COOP was organized on the 7th and 8th of November 2018 in Phnom Penh, with participants from all of Cambodia’s 25 provinces and a municipality.

  8. Forced and child labour

    Major progress on forced labour and child labour in Uzbekistan cotton fields

    22 November 2018

    International Labour Organization monitors say that forced labour during the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has been significantly reduced. As in previous years child labour is no longer a concern.

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    Child Labour

    ILO, the Netherlands to take joint action against child labour

    26 September 2018

    New partnership focuses on global supply chains in agriculture and mining.

  10. News

    My.Coop – empowering women coffee producers in Colombia

    24 September 2018

    My.Coop – training on agricultural cooperative management has strengthened entrepreneurial and organizational capacities of at least 315 women coffee producers in Colombia since 2016.