Resources on Rural economy

  1. EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 249

    The “Possible Trinity” of Agricultural Investment Policies: Enhancing Employment Creation, Productivity and Sustainability of Agricultural Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

    11 December 2019

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 249

  2. Brief

    A Systemic Approach to Creating More and Better Jobs

    10 December 2019

  3. Publication

    Users' Manual for Planning and Implementing TREE Programs in Pacific Island Countries

    06 December 2019

    This Pacific adapted version of TREE is intended primarily as a reference guide for those responsible for planning an implementing TREE projects and programs in Pacific Island Countries. It is based on the ILO’s Global TREE methodology and community-based training principles, but has been adapted to reflect the special economic, socio-cultural and environmental conditions of small island developing states in the Pacific.

  4. Infographic

    The future of work in the rural economy: More decent work to revitalize rural economies

    06 December 2019

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

  8. Portfolio of Policy Guidance Notes on the Promotion of Decent Work in the Rural Economy

    A just transition towards a resilient and sustainable rural economy

    19 November 2019

  9. Event

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

  10. Research Department Working Paper n°52

    Economic and social upgrading in the Philippines’ pineapple supply chain

    19 October 2019

    Despite several decades of steady growth, Mindanao’s tropical agro-food industry and the pineapple supply chain more specifically are characterized by a relatively large proportion of workers being linked to small-scale production and low-skilled, labour-intensive and poorly paid work. What is the evidence regarding the alignment between economic improvement of the local industry and the quality and terms of employment realized by its workers?