Resources on Rural economy

  1. News

    Sri Lanka’s first ever ‘eco-recommended’ fisheries

    27 February 2019

    With the support of the ILO Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) project funded by the Australian government, two blue swimming crab fisheries in Sri Lanka become the country’s first ever ‘eco-recommended’ fisheries. The five-year collaborative efforts involved the local seafood industry, government agencies and fishery cooperatives.

  2. News

    A youth cooperative launched to develop the honey value chain in northwestern Tunisia

    26 February 2019

  3. News

    ERA Agro-Forestry Project Launches its Second Training

    11 February 2019

    The training is part of the European Union funded programme “Enhancing Rural Access Agro-Forestry Project ERA”.

  4. Event

    Sectoral Meeting on Promoting Decent Work and Safety and Health in Forestry

  5. Event

    Short supply chains for rural development

    This course will familiarize participants with best practice in sustainable tourism with special emphasis on the topic of short rural supply chains.

  6. ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    Employment promotion and decent work for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    23 January 2019

    Norwegian delegation visits sites of ILO initiatives that help workers access jobs in the sector of agriculture and forestry as part of the agency’s response to the refugee crisis in Jordan.

  7. EIIP Policy Brief

    Job creation for Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities through Green Works in agriculture and forestry

    14 January 2019

    This policy brief presents a project of the ILO in Jordan to carry out Green Works and generate employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities through employment-intensive investment approaches

  8. COOP Champions

    Charles Bodwell, Enterprise Development Specialist at ILO DWT Bangkok

    11 January 2019

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  9. Research Department Working Paper n°40

    What drives old age work in China?

    24 December 2018

    The aim of this paper is to contribute to an understanding of the decisions of the near old and older Chinese to work, and how work characteristics vary across genders, localities, and within overall income and security situations as ageing advances.

  10. News

    Training of trainers workshop on cooperative development conducted towards promoting a sustainable vanilla sector in Madagascar

    07 December 2018

    Eight trainers were trained on ILO’s tools and methodologies on cooperative development with a view to tapping into the potential of cooperatives to promote decent work in the vanilla value chain.