Resources on Rural economy

  1. World Day Against Child Labour

    World Day Against Child Labour sheds light on working children in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    12 June 2019

    ILO Jordan holds events for children working on farms to highlight importance of education on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour.

  2. Infrastructure and productivity in Jordan

    Supporting farmers in water-scarce Jordan through ILO’s labour-intensive approach

    04 June 2019

    An ILO project in Jordan supports hundreds of local farmers with the construction of rainwater cisterns to help improve infrastructure and agricultural productivity.

  3. Water resource management

    Supporting farmers in water-scarce Jordan through ILO’s labour-intensive approach

    04 June 2019

    Two years ago, Kifah Khreisat, a farmer from the southern Jordanian town of Al Ees, in the Tafilah Governorate, was supported by the ILO to build a rainwater harvesting cistern to help him meet the needs of his farm. The initiative is part of a project that is being implemented by the ILO in Jordan to help local farmers improve local infrastructure and agricultural productivity, while generating short-term decent employment in agriculture.

  4. Blog

    A rocky but productive road to jobs

    31 May 2019

    In the midst of the conflict-affected country, I witnessed hard-working, peace-loving people going about their lives, seemingly unperturbed by the conflict. They come out every day to eke out a living, driven by steadfast hope and deep-rooted determination, to rebuild their lives and their local economies.

  5. News

    ILO organizes training of trainers on the cooperative business model towards increasing economic opportunities in the fishery sector in Mauritania

    30 May 2019

    The ToT workshop was conducted to strengthen the capacity of local institutions to support the organization of fishermen groups including cooperatives and other businesses for value-creation and marketing of fish products.

  6. Forestry

    A tripartite ILO meeting adopts conclusions to promote decent work and safety and health in forestry

    10 May 2019

    The first global ILO meeting on forestry in 14 years took place in Geneva between 6 and 10 May 2019 and provided a unique opportunity for ILO’s tripartite constituents to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in the promotion of decent work and occupational safety and health (OSH).

  7. Side Event at the 18th Session of the UNPFII

    Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169): “Learning and looking ahead”

  8. Side Event at the 18th Session of the UNPFII

    Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Emerging Research on Traditional Knowledge and Livelihoods

  9. Employment Seminar Series

    Precision agriculture technologies for smallholder farmers of India: Potential impacts, affordability and policy perspectives

  10. 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.