Resources on Rural economy

  1. Blog

    Africa’s employment landscape

    28 November 2019

    Following Africa Industrialization Day earlier this month, which focused on the expansion of the region’s manufacturing sector.

  2. News

    Sri Lankan women improve their livelihoods through cooperatives in the groundnut value chain

    28 November 2019

    Two women producers supported by the ILO LEED+ project share their stories on how they increased their income through cooperatives in the groundnut value chain.

  3. Labour Inspection

    Uzbekistan ratifies the two Governance Conventions on Labour Inspection

    22 November 2019

    Uzbekistan has ratified the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and the Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129)

  4. Event

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

  5. News

    Launch of My.Coop Smart

    30 September 2019

    My.Coop Smart, an online self-paced learning tool of My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperatives, has been launched.

  6. News

    National consultation workshop on Start.Coop in Cambodia

    30 August 2019

    A national consultation workshop on ILO’s Start.Coop training tool was organized with over 64 officials from the government and civil society organizations that support the development of agricultural cooperatives.

  7. News

    Thirty new trainers trained in My.Coop towards developing agricultural cooperatives in southern Haiti

    28 August 2019

    My.Coop – Training on agricultural cooperative management was organized in Haiti within the framework of an ILO project on addressing education and skills gaps for vulnerable youth in the agriculture and fishery sectors.

  8. Call for expression of interest

    Analysis of the situation and evaluation of the needs of cooperative societies of cotton producers in Burkina Faso for the promotion of fundamental principles and rights at work

    15 August 2019

  9. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    GDA Pure Nature: Empowering rural women thorough a cheese making cooperative in Tunisia

    07 August 2019

    “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, ILO interviewed Ms. Rihem Bchini, President of GDA Pure Nature – an agricultural cooperative of rural women workers in Tunisia.

  10. Our impact, their voices

    Zimbabwe: The rewards of going green

    29 July 2019

    The ILO’s Green enterPrize helps support green and growth-oriented small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Zimbabwe. Several winners say the competition has been a big help for their companies.