Resources on Rural economy

  1. Publication

    HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter March 2021

    30 April 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.

  2. News

    ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and Social Finance Programme co-organize an elective session at the Rural development academy 2021

    29 April 2021

    ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and Social Finance Programme co-organized an elective on “Sustainable Finance and Cooperatives in Rural Areas” to highlight the role of cooperatives in the rural economy and access to financial services through a range of traditional and emerging financial service providers.

  3. COOP Champions

    Amaal Bani Awwad, National Project Coordinator at ILO Jordan

    21 April 2021

    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.

  4. Our impact, their voices

    Local communities benefiting from market linkages to agro-forestry areas in Timor-Leste

    14 April 2021

    The rural road project has benefited local communities, providing better access to markets, farms, public health, education and community services.

  5. Event

    Rural Development Academy 2021

    Decent and sustainable work in the rural economy is essential to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its overarching objective of leaving no one behind. Rural areas provide livelihoods and employment for millions of women and men in Africa, in agriculture as well as in rural non-farm activities. Work in rural areas, however, is often characterized by decent work deficits, including governance gaps, informality, underdeveloped production systems and limited access to services, infrastructure and social protection. Some of these deficits have further been exacerbated by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 edition of the Rural Development Academy will focus on the African region, and will be held virtually using the online learning methods on both self-learning as well as more interactive and participatory methods. This allows for a more in-depth and focussed approach to the topics, as well as wider participation of constituents and stakeholders from the region, as well as those interested in promoting decent work in the rural economy in the African region.

  6. Publication

    Call for Proposals for Design and Implementation of a Rural Employment Services Model in the Refugee Host districts of the PROSPECTS programme in Uganda

    01 April 2021

    Partnership for Improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

  7. Press release

    Malawi’s Ministry of Labour pledges to accelerate efforts for the eradication of child labour

    01 April 2021

    The Deputy Minister of Labour, Malawi, Honourable Vera Kamtukule has joined the African Union and its Member States, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and other stakeholders in adding her voice in pursuit of the global target to eliminate child labour in all its forms by 2025.

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Marta Lozano Molano, Founding Member of Wazo Cooperative

    24 March 2021

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Marta Lozano Molano, a founding member of Wazo Coop.

  9. Our impact, their voices

    Irrigation system in rural Lao areas

    01 March 2021

    Capacity building for employment-intensive smallholder irrigation development in Daktleup Village, Dakcheung District, Sekong Province. The ILO supported developing a new community-based irrigation scheme in the rural area. The irrigation system can support rice and cash crops production in both wet and dry seasons.

  10. Publication

    HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter February 2021

    28 February 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.