Resources on Rural economy

  1. News

    Labour intensive approaches promote social cohesion among host communities and refugees in Sudan

    01 July 2022

    A series of training on the Employment Intensive Investment Programmes (EIIP) approach carried out by the ILO with construction work contractors in Sudan is showing promising results with host and refugee community members finding new employment opportunities, as well as access to improved public infrastructure.

  2. Video

    Improving working conditions of women rural workers

    01 July 2022

    This ILO animated video aims to raise visibility and awareness on some of the labour issues being faced by women rural workers and promote improved labour laws compliance, OSH and gender equality through workers’ participation to improve their lives and working conditions.

  3. Book Launch

    Exploring decent work in the pharmaceutical industry: Job creation in the production of medical cannabis in Lesotho and Zimbabwe

    Launch webinar. The book is based on the findings of a research project carried out by the ILO under the direction of Sabrina De Gobbi. The research was conducted in collaboration with the National University of Lesotho and the University of Zimbabwe.

  4. ILO in action

    Tunisia develops its social and solidarity economy

    26 May 2022

    In Tunisia, the ILO is working to develop the social and solidarity economy, particularly for young people and women in rural areas. Projects include JEUN’ESS, funded by the European Union and FORTER'ESS funded by the government of Canada. ILO project officer, Youssef Belhassen Fennira, explains.

  5. Labour migration

    Working and employment conditions in the agriculture sector in Thailand: A survey of migrants working on Thai sugarcane, rubber, oil palm and maize farms

    20 May 2022

    Thailand's agriculture sector increasingly depends on migrant workers from Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Myanmar. This report, based on a survey of migrant workers and interviews with migrant workers and key informants, sheds light on the situation of migrant workers in this sector. It identifies gaps in policies and practices and provides a set of recommendations.

  6. Publication

    Building Trust in Cotton Fields: The ILO’s engagement in Uzbekistan

    18 May 2022

  7. Voices

    A child should go to school, not to work

    16 May 2022

    Domboué Nibéissé was 9 years old when he stopped going to school and started to work in the cotton fields in Burkina Faso. Difficult and tiring work, two years later he was given an opportunity to return to school.

  8. Publication

    Occupations and skills assessment for youth in selected refugee settlements of Isingiro, Arua and Madi Okollo districts in Uganda

    05 May 2022

  9. News

    Faces of Recovery: Cooperating for a better future

    03 May 2022

    This story is from the "Faces of Recovery" series about how Haitians, the UN and partners responded to the devastation caused by the August 2021 earthquake.

  10. Publication

    2021 third-party monitoring of child labour and forced labour during the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan

    28 April 2022