Resources on Rural economy

  1. News

    Strengthening cooperatives in Jordan to improve livelihoods and advance decent work for Jordanian workers and Syrian refugees

    28 March 2019

    Drawing on the earlier work and pilot interventions, the ILO will further strengthen cooperatives in Jordan within the framework of a new Dutch-funded project on advancing decent work for Jordanian workers and Syrian refugees in the agriculture sector.

  2. News

    Towards building a coherent strategy of cooperative development in the Andean Region

    27 March 2019

    The ILO has been engaging with cooperatives and rural producers’ organizations in the Andean Region with a view to developing a coherent strategy on cooperative development for decent work in selected countries.

  3. ILO 100 on the International Women's Day

    ILO continue to engage more women in its project activities in Timor-Leste

    14 March 2019

    The 2019 International Women’s Day celebration in Timor-Leste coincided with the ILO's celebration of its 100th anniversary of advancing social justice and promoting decent work.

  4. Video

    ILO’s Employment Intensive Investment Programs in Timor-Leste promoting gender equality and women's empowerment

    11 March 2019

    Currently in Timor-Leste, the ILO is implementing two Employment Intensive Investment Programs, with the overall goal of promoting social and economic benefits from improved road access for women and men in rural Timor-Leste.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. News

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

    26 February 2019

  8. 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”.

  9. Event

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

  10. 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.