Resources on Rural economy

  1. © David Stanley 2019

    Child and forced labour

    ILO continues rigorous monitoring of Uzbekistan cotton harvest

    20 September 2018

    A statement in response to a report by Lasslett and Gstrein on the monitoring of Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest.

  2. Vision Zero Fund

    Myanmar’s Shan State Department of Agriculture to roll out Occupational Safety and Health trainings in seven townships

    11 September 2018

    Twenty-five field officers from Myanmar Shan State’s Department of Agriculture were trained on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)-related topics common among ginger farmers, with the support of the ILO’s Vision Zero Fund (VZF). Shan’s Chief Minister U Linn Htut met the ILO VZF team and provided guidance and support to the efforts on enhancing OSH among farmers in Shan as a way to access more and better markets for their produce.

  3. News

    ILO’s participation in the 17th National Cooperative Congress in Colombia

    31 August 2018

    ILO participated in the 17th National Cooperative Congress in Cartagena, Colombia, to share ILO’s cooperative development initiatives in the world of work.

  4. Press release

    Promoting decent work opportunities for youth in rural areas of SADC countries

    23 August 2018

    Governments, employers and workers from SADC countries agree to enhance decent work for women and youth in rural areas by promoting inclusive pro-employment policies.

  5. Youth employment

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General video message on youth in agriculture

    20 August 2018

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, delivers a video message for the International Conference on Youth Employment in the Agricultural Sector in Kigali, Rwanda on 20, August 2018.

  6. © ILO 2019

    ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    ILO, Jordan to expand green employment project for Jordanians and Syrian refugees

    15 August 2018

    The ILO and Jordan’s Ministry of Agriculture agree to implement the second phase of a project to boost decent jobs through green works and labour-intensive employment in agriculture and forestry.

  7. Speech

    Sustainable development is not a choice, but the only way

    06 July 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, made the speech at the celebration of the International Day of Cooperatives in Hanoi on 7 July 2018.

  8. Vision Zero Fund

    Myanmar ginger farmers trained on safer and healthier practices

    06 July 2018

    A group of 35 ginger famers and government officials from Myanmar’s Shan State received a week-long training to help reduce the health risks associated with their workplace and improve their agricultural practices.

  9. News

    Advancing decent work in the rural economy through cooperatives in post-conflict Northern Province in Sri Lanka

    20 June 2018

  10. News

    ILO organizes a meeting on cooperative to cooperative trade and decent work

    20 June 2018

    ILO brings together the cooperative movement and fairer and ethical trade initiatives to promote responsible production and consumption though cooperative to cooperative trade.