Resources on Rural economy

  1. ILO 100 on the International Women's Day

    Seminar for International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart and innovate for change

    Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) creates an opportunity to explore new ways of removing barriers and accelerating progress for gender equality.

  2. News

    Sri Lanka’s first ever ‘eco-recommended’ fisheries

    27 February 2019

    With the support of the ILO Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) project funded by the Australian government, two blue swimming crab fisheries in Sri Lanka become the country’s first ever ‘eco-recommended’ fisheries. The five-year collaborative efforts involved the local seafood industry, government agencies and fishery cooperatives.

  3. News

    A youth cooperative launched to develop the honey value chain in northwestern Tunisia

    26 February 2019

  4. News

    ERA Agro-Forestry Project Launches its Second Training

    11 February 2019

    The training is part of the European Union funded programme “Enhancing Rural Access Agro-Forestry Project ERA”.

  5. Event

    Sectoral Meeting on Promoting Decent Work and Safety and Health in Forestry

  6. Event

    Short supply chains for rural development

    This course will familiarize participants with best practice in sustainable tourism with special emphasis on the topic of short rural supply chains.

  7. ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    Employment promotion and decent work for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    23 January 2019

    Norwegian delegation visits sites of ILO initiatives that help workers access jobs in the sector of agriculture and forestry as part of the agency’s response to the refugee crisis in Jordan.

  8. COOP Champions

    Charles Bodwell, Enterprise Development Specialist at ILO DWT Bangkok

    11 January 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.

  9. News

    Training of trainers workshop on cooperative development conducted towards promoting a sustainable vanilla sector in Madagascar

    07 December 2018

    Eight trainers were trained on ILO’s tools and methodologies on cooperative development with a view to tapping into the potential of cooperatives to promote decent work in the vanilla value chain.

  10. News

    My.Coop – Building capacity of cooperatives towards involving Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers in agricultural value chains

    29 November 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package was adapted to the Jordanian context and rolled out with cooperatives in northern Jordan to improve their capacities to help Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers participate in income-generating activities.