Resources on Rural economy

  1. News

    Honey and cheese cooperatives created in Cahul district in Moldova, with ILO’s support

    27 October 2020

    In Cahul district, Moldova, the public-private Local Employment Partnership (LEP) funded by the ILO and local stakeholders, supported the creation of two cooperatives processing honey and cheese.

  2. © Annie Spratt 2020

    International Day of Rural Women

    Rural women: Key actors in poverty reduction and food security

    15 October 2020

    Despite playing a major role as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneurs, rural women face gender-based discrimination leading to unpaid work, as well as unequal access to education, healthcare, property, and financial services.

  3. Publication

    Rural and urban labour markets: Different challenges for promoting decent work

    13 October 2020

  4. Food security

    Impact of COVID-19 on people’s livelihoods, their health and our food systems

    13 October 2020

    Joint statement by ILO, FAO, IFAD and WHO.

  5. Video

    From pandemic to business opportunity

    12 October 2020

    The video highlights the business journey of a young Indonesian entrepreneur during an inspiring ILO’s youth talk, jointly held with GRID network, a leading media network.

  6. Video

    Skills development for employment and entrepreneurship

    12 October 2020

    The video captures the ILO’s youth talk about the importance of skills development to help young people securing a decent employment or starting a business.

  7. News

    Prepping for Water Infrastructure Initiatives in target localities

    30 September 2020

    In September 2020, ILO engineers visited West Kordofan and East Darfur to develop bills of quantities to prioritize between different water-infrastructure projects.

  8. Blog

    Latin America and Caribbean show way to green COVID-19 recovery

    29 September 2020

    Greening the world of work post-COVID-19 could create millions of jobs in the most bio-diverse region on the planet. However, the right policies need to be put in place to ensure they are decent jobs.

  9. Article

    On Mexico’s coffee farms, COVID-19 highlights need for fair recruitment

    17 August 2020

    Farmers and workers on the Mexico-Guatemala border have long relied on informal cross-border migrant labour, although these practices open the way to exploitation and abuse, and in the era of COVID-19, increase health and safety risks. Now, an ILO project is working with local organizations to promote fairer and safer recruitment practices.

  10. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    ILO COOP 100 Interview with Mr. Upali Herath, a cooperative practitioner from Sri Lanka

    04 August 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.