Resources on Rural economy

  1. IFAD-ILO Close-up Event

    Mainstreaming youth and women’s employment in rural investments in MENA

    The challenge of tackling unemployment among rural women and youth in the Middle East and North Africa gave rise to a unique partnership between IFAD and the ILO

  2. News

    Milestone attained with take-off of contractor training programme

    29 January 2018

    The ERA Agro-Forestry Project seeks at capacitating 40 contractors, together with central government and municipal officials to construct and supervise rural roads within agro-forestry areas.

  3. News

    Promoting rural women economic empowerment through cooperatives in Upper Egypt

    25 January 2018

  4. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018

    What to expect from the global jobs market in 2018

    22 January 2018

    The new report World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2018 examines the current state of the labour market, making global and regional projections of unemployment, vulnerable employment and working poverty.

  5. ECOSOC Youth Forum 2018

    ECOSOC Youth Forum 2018: The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient urban and rural communities

    The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2018, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States, the ILO and UN agency partners

  6. © CIAT 2019

    Our impact, their voices

    Colombian coffee producers demonstrate benefits of sustainability standards

    22 December 2017

    A new ILO report highlights how institutionalization of value chains can have a positive impact on working conditions, including occupational safety and health (OSH).

  7. News

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package adapted and piloted in Lebanon

    15 December 2017

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package got yet another adaptation when it was adapted to the Lebanese context by the ILO Office in Beirut.

  8. News

    Elective session on cooperatives in rural areas in the Academy on Rural Development

    14 December 2017

  9. © Peretz Partensky 2019

    Child labour and forced labour

    Uzbekistan ends systematic use of child labour and takes measures to end forced labour

    12 December 2017

    An ILO team monitoring the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has found that child labour is no longer systematically used and that measures are being taken to end the use of forced labour. These conclusions were discussed at a roundtable in Tashkent.

  10. News

    Cooperating out of child labour in Malawi

    30 November 2017

    In Malawi child labour is a persistent challenge. The recent estimates show that more than 2.1 million children, or about 38 per cent of Malawian children, continue to be involved in child labour. Most of these children are employed in the agricultural sector, and many are in hazardous forms of child labour. As part of a wider approach, the ILO is looking into the ways in which cooperatives and producer organizations can tackle the issue of child labour in agriculture.