Resources on Rural economy

  1. Video

    ILO promotes entrepreneurship among Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees in Lebanon

    03 August 2021

    The ILO has trained over 650 women and men on its My First Business entrepreneurship training programme, aimed at promoting livelihoods and decent job creation in the agriculture and agro-food sectors.

  2. ILO in Action

    A win-win for young refugees and local farmers

    02 August 2021

    The third of our ILO in Action series of video stories takes us to an ILO refugee project located in Bassikounou, Mauritania. Led by ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Federico Barroeta, the project trains young people in building public infrastructure. In the locality of Lemkhaiss, they are helping to build a dam that will benefit livestock agriculture, the development of seasonal farming and will also reduce risks linked to flooding.

  3. Event

    Technical meeting on the future of work in aquaculture in the context of the rural economy

  4. Labour intensive employment

    EU-STREIT PNG takes a step forward in empowering rural communities to secure farmers’ access to agricultural markets

    11 July 2021

    Led by ILO, the road and infrastructure component of the EU-STREIT PNG is focused on upgrading roads, bridges, jetties and airstrips. This effort aims to help create an enabling environment for farmers to increase their income and profit with opportunities to participate in value-added markets to become agripreneurs under the three value chains supported by the Programme

  5. News

    ILO COOP participates in Annual Summit organized by the Cooperative Bank of South Sudan

    29 June 2021

    The Summit organized by the Cooperative Bank of South Sudan took place on 17 June 2021 bringing government officials, representatives from donor organizations, NGOs, international development partners, cooperative societies as well as youth.

  6. Press release

    AU, ILO and UNICEF mark the World Day against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

    The African Union, ILO and UNICEF organized a virtual Continental event to mark the World Day against Child Labour. The event brought together key actors, to discuss strategies to address child labour, taking a holistic and systemic approach based on the 2020 Global Estimates on Child Labour and related recommendations, which had been launched by the ILO and UNICEF on 10 June.

  7. Publication

    HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter April 2021

    18 June 2021

    To share news and information on ERA-AF project activities which are funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented by the ILO as a component of the Partnership Support for Agro-Forestry (PSAF) Ai ba Futuru.

  8. Press release

    2nd Seminar on Social Security for Workers in Non-standard Forms of Employment

    16 June 2021

  9. Video

    COVID-19 pandemic not an argument to stop children's education

    12 June 2021

    ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) Dateline Philippines marked the World Day against Child Labour and featured a live interview with Director Khalid Hassan of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines on the new ILO and UNICEF child labour report.

  10. © ILO/Ion Buga 2021

    Inclusive employment

    Honey and berries: untapped growth potential in Moldova’s agricultural sector

    09 June 2021

    New ILO research on the honey and berry value chains in the Republic of Moldova reveals how these two sectors can further grow and promote inclusive employment. Honey exports increased 10 times in the past decade. The berry sector has grown to engage up to 100,000 farmers in the past 5 years, most of them being women.