Resources on Rural economy

  1. News

    ILO launches new tools in Bolivia to promote cooperativism

    29 November 2018

    Local authorities and specialists from social organizations in La Paz were trained on Think.Coop and Start.Coop training methodologies with a view to providing better job opportunities for rural and informal economy workers.

  2. News

    The first roll-out of My.Coop in the Northern Province of Zambia

    28 November 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package has been translated into Bemba and rolled out for the first time in the Northern Province of Zambia.

  3. News

    Think.COOP introduced nationally for Cambodian agriculture cooperatives

    22 November 2018

    The national consultation workshop on Think.COOP was organized on the 7th and 8th of November 2018 in Phnom Penh, with participants from all of Cambodia’s 25 provinces and a municipality.

  4. Forced and child labour

    Major progress on forced labour and child labour in Uzbekistan cotton fields

    22 November 2018

    International Labour Organization monitors say that forced labour during the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has been significantly reduced. As in previous years child labour is no longer a concern.

  5. Vision Zero Fund

    ILO trains boiler inspectors to improve safety in Myanmar factories

    30 September 2018

    If not properly maintained, industrial boilers can represent a serious threat to the safety and health of factory workers. The ILO’s Vision Zero Fund has been supporting the Myanmar Ministry of Industry to develop a new curriculum for boiler inspectors aimed at ensuring proper and regular maintenance and inspection.

  6. © CIFOR 2020

    Child Labour

    ILO, the Netherlands to take joint action against child labour

    26 September 2018

    New partnership focuses on global supply chains in agriculture and mining.

  7. News

    My.Coop – empowering women coffee producers in Colombia

    24 September 2018

    My.Coop – training on agricultural cooperative management has strengthened entrepreneurial and organizational capacities of at least 315 women coffee producers in Colombia since 2016.

  8. News

    Livelihoods enhanced through labour-based road project

    21 September 2018

    The Department of National Roads, Bridges and Flood Control (DNRBFC) and ILO launched the first Trial Contracts for the Enhancing Rural Access – Agro Forestry Labour-Based Road Rehabilitation Project in the Baucau Municipality of Timor-Leste.

  9. © David Stanley 2020

    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.

  10. 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.