Resources on Rural economy

  1. Statement

    Interview of Maximiliano Cox, Director of the FAO Rural Development division

    08 February 2007

    In this interview Mr. Maximiliano Cox, Director of the FAO Rural Development Division gives an insight on the future collaborations between FAO and ILO in the framework of the issues raised by the report prepared by the World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization and entitled "A Fair Globalization: creating opportunities for all."

  2. Article

    Creating a "socialist harmonious society in the countryside": Towards universal health insurance in rural China

    30 January 2007

    In 2003, the government launched a New Rural Cooperative Medical Insurance (NRCMI) with an ambitious objective of covering all rural residents by 2010. The new health insurance system is seen as a central pillar of the government's plan to improve the working and living conditions of the country's huge agricultural workforce and eliminate poverty in the countryside. Will it be feasible?

  3. Video

    Making Information Technology Work For Agriculture in India

    02 October 2006

    Despite a rapid growth in it’s information communication technology sector, the digital divide in India is getting wider. Using IT in the agricultural sector is one solution to help reduce poverty in India and bridge the digital divide.

  4. Article

    Regional Meeting for the Americas 2-5 May - Forced labour in Latin America: Fighting impunity

    02 May 2006

    In Latin America, 1.3 million people are victims of forced labour, representing more than 10 per cent of forced labourers worldwide. According to the report prepared for the ILO Regional Meeting for the Americas, despite this high number it is possible to drastically reduce forced labour over the next 10 years if there is a will to do so. ILO Online reports from Brazil.