Resources on Rural economy

  1. Publication

    Guidance for operation and maintenance (O&M) of irrigation systems

    21 October 2021

    Maximizing local resources and community participation, Nepal and the Phillippines

  2. © Ezer Mnasri 2021

    Voices

    A small dam brings a village back to life

    15 October 2021

    Saida Zouaoui, who lives in Tunisia, has always wanted to carry on her father's legacy, building dams in the Berber tradition. With courage and determination, she convinced the local authorities to support her idea. Today, the municipality of Galâa-Maaden-Forgsan has a dam that benefits both farmers and the local community.

  3. Video

    Sustainable supply chains to build forward better

    14 October 2021

    A European Commission - ILO joint initiative addresses challenges and opportunities to advance decent work in five global supply chains for a fair, resilient, and sustainable COVID-19 crisis recovery.

  4. Climate change

    Action needed at COP26 to reduce the risk of natural disasters

    13 October 2021

    Natural disasters threaten to wipe out years of development progress in some areas of the world. Ahead of COP26, the ILO calls for greater global cooperation to reduce natural disaster risk and provide support to those impacted by climate change and natural disasters.

  5. Article

    A web developer sets to support SMEs with newly attained digital skills

    08 October 2021

    As part of the UN joint programme, an ILO-sponsored e-commerce web development training empowers its participants and small business owners looking to expand their reach and market.

  6. Publication

    HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter Sep 2021

    01 October 2021

    To share news and information on ERA-AF project activities which are funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented by the ILO as a component of the Partnership Support for Agro-Forestry (PSAF) Ai ba Futuru.

  7. Article

    A young entrepreneur builds an innovative business from traditional food

    23 September 2021

    As part of the joint UN programme, the ILO provides an entrepreneurship training to help youth and other vulnerable groups to build and improve their businesses in the midst of pandemic.

  8. Publication

    HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter Aug 2021

    01 September 2021

    To share news and information on ERA-AF project activities which are funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented by the ILO as a component of the Partnership Support for Agro-Forestry (PSAF) Ai ba Futuru.

  9. News

    ILO and FAO in Lebanon, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, join forces to support vulnerable farmers through agricultural inputs voucher scheme

    01 September 2021

    The collaboration will support small-scale famers to meet their basic agricultural needs, contributing to safeguarding jobs and promoting decent employment for Lebanese host community members and Syrian refugees employed in the agricultural sector.

  10. Jobs and nature

    ILO and IUCN sign an agreement to harness the interdependence between jobs and nature

    01 September 2021

    The Memorandum of Understanding between the two agencies aims to make biodiversity an integral part of the agenda to promote decent work and advance social justice.