Resources on Rural economy

  1. News

    COVID-19: EU and ILO project to improve labour governance and working conditions in Iraq

    23 November 2020

    The project will seek to address some of the labour market challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the longer-term decent work priorities of Iraq.

  2. News

    ILO contributes a message on cooperatives at the Urban and Rural Development Week of EXPO2020 Dubai

    09 November 2020

  3. Article

    Supporting the cooperative movement in Jordan

    04 November 2020

    Steering Committee for the Jordan Cooperative Development Strategy holds meeting with ILO to discuss strategy development and way forward.

  4. Our impact

    The road to employment and livelihoods in Timor-Leste

    02 November 2020

    Lack of access to schools, marketplaces and hospitals is a challenge for communities in Timor-Leste, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. An ILO initiative to rehabilitate rural roads is helping break their isolation, provide jobs and improve livelihoods.

  5. Publication

    HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter October 2020

    31 October 2020

    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.

  6. News

    Honey and cheese cooperatives created in Cahul district in Moldova, with ILO’s support

    27 October 2020

    In Cahul district, Moldova, the public-private Local Employment Partnership (LEP) funded by the ILO and local stakeholders, supported the creation of two cooperatives processing honey and cheese.

  7. © Annie Spratt 2020

    International Day of Rural Women

    Rural women: Key actors in poverty reduction and food security

    15 October 2020

    Despite playing a major role as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneurs, rural women face gender-based discrimination leading to unpaid work, as well as unequal access to education, healthcare, property, and financial services.

  8. Publication

    Rural and urban labour markets: Different challenges for promoting decent work

    13 October 2020

  9. Food security

    Impact of COVID-19 on people’s livelihoods, their health and our food systems

    13 October 2020

    Joint statement by ILO, FAO, IFAD and WHO.

  10. Video

    From pandemic to business opportunity

    12 October 2020

    The video highlights the business journey of a young Indonesian entrepreneur during an inspiring ILO’s youth talk, jointly held with GRID network, a leading media network.