Resources on Rural economy

  1. News

    Agro-Forestry development is on the move

    24 November 2017

    The ERA Agro-Forestry project organized its Inception Workshop for presentation of the progress achieved during the first 5 months of implementation.

  2. Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

    ILO-IFAD Taqeem Policy Roundtable: What works in promoting entrepreneurship for rural women?

    As part of the Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit 2017, ILO-IFAD Taqeem hosted a policy roundtable titled “What works in promoting entrepreneurship for rural women?”. The roundtable presented evidence on rural women’s entrepreneurship promotion programmes and related policy measures in the MENA region.

  3. Skills for youth

    How skills development is changing lives in Eastern and Southern Africa

    10 November 2017

    In Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania there is a new initiative to give young men and women practical skills to increase their employability, find decent work and improve their productivity. The approach is showing results in part because it is flexible, meeting the unique challenges facing each country.

  4. Decent work

    How decent work can transform cotton production

    03 November 2017

    South-South Project uses good practices in Brazil to promote decent work in cotton production in African and Latin American countries.

  5. © S. Jordan / Caritas Australia 2019

    Our impact, their voices

    How worms and gold can help improve livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe

    27 October 2017

    Thousands of people are set to benefit from a project in Zimbabwe aimed at creating jobs and improving livelihoods for women and youth in poor rural communities. The project focuses on the food production sector and gold ore processing.

  6. News

    Looking at the past and the future of My.Coop

    23 October 2017

    On 13 October, 2017 Agriterra, ITC-ILO and the Cooperatives Unit of the ILO met in Geneva to discuss the findings of a stocktaking study on My.Coop training package for agricultural cooperatives, with a view to enable more cooperatives to benefit from its use.

  7. Blog

    5 ways governments can support agriculture insurance

    09 October 2017

    Agricultural insurance can play an important role in securing farmers’ livelihoods and boosting the efficiency of the agricultural sector, but access to agricultural insurance remains low.

  8. Our impact, their voices

    How Peruvian quinoa farmers have boosted their income

    04 October 2017

    The Andean Grains Programme – a joint ILO-FAO-UNESCO initiative – not only improved the livelihoods of organic quinoa producers but also contributed to the economic empowerment of women.

  9. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 8, September 2017

    29 September 2017

    This latest issue of the ILO COOP Newsletter highlights a number of recent events and developments on cooperatives.

  10. News

    Improving livelihoods through cooperatives - ILO LEED project in Northern Sri Lanka

    27 September 2017