Resources on Rural economy

  1. COOP Champions

    John Bliek, Enterprises Specialist at ILO Office for the Andean Countries

    18 April 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. Event

    Technical Meeting to Promote an Exchange of Views on the Further Development and Implementation of the Integrated Strategy to Address Decent Work Deficits in the Tobacco Sector

  3. Safety and health in agriculture

    Serbia ratifies the Safety and Health in Agriculture Convention, 2001 (No. 184)

    29 March 2019

    Serbia becomes the 17th country to ratify this convention.

  4. News

    Strengthening cooperatives in Jordan to improve livelihoods and advance decent work for Jordanian workers and Syrian refugees

    28 March 2019

    Drawing on the earlier work and pilot interventions, the ILO will further strengthen cooperatives in Jordan within the framework of a new Dutch-funded project on advancing decent work for Jordanian workers and Syrian refugees in the agriculture sector.

  5. News

    Towards building a coherent strategy of cooperative development in the Andean Region

    27 March 2019

    The ILO has been engaging with cooperatives and rural producers’ organizations in the Andean Region with a view to developing a coherent strategy on cooperative development for decent work in selected countries.

  6. ILO 100 on the International Women's Day

    ILO continue to engage more women in its project activities in Timor-Leste

    14 March 2019

    The 2019 International Women’s Day celebration in Timor-Leste coincided with the ILO's celebration of its 100th anniversary of advancing social justice and promoting decent work.

  7. Video

    ILO’s Employment Intensive Investment Programs in Timor-Leste promoting gender equality and women's empowerment

    11 March 2019

    Currently in Timor-Leste, the ILO is implementing two Employment Intensive Investment Programs, with the overall goal of promoting social and economic benefits from improved road access for women and men in rural Timor-Leste.

  8. ILO 100 on the International Women's Day

    Seminar for International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart and innovate for change

    Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) creates an opportunity to explore new ways of removing barriers and accelerating progress for gender equality.

  9. News

    Sri Lanka’s first ever ‘eco-recommended’ fisheries

    27 February 2019

    With the support of the ILO Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) project funded by the Australian government, two blue swimming crab fisheries in Sri Lanka become the country’s first ever ‘eco-recommended’ fisheries. The five-year collaborative efforts involved the local seafood industry, government agencies and fishery cooperatives.

  10. News

    A youth cooperative launched to develop the honey value chain in northwestern Tunisia

    26 February 2019