Resources on Rural economy

  1. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Sectoral impact: Agriculture and food security crucial to COVID-19 recovery

    12 May 2020

    While working to feed the world, many agricultural workers are unable to lift themselves out of poverty and food insecurity. As the pandemic spreads, the continued functioning of food supply chains is crucial in preventing a food crisis and reducing the negative impact on the global economy. Coordinated policy responses are needed to support agribusiness and the livelihoods and working conditions of millions of agricultural workers in line with relevant international labour standards.

  2. Publication

    A handbook on a methodology for estimating green jobs in bioenergy

    02 May 2020

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    COVID-19 and Safety and health at work

    COVID-19 and the new meaning of safety and health at work

    30 April 2020

    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, occupational safety and health takes on even greater importance. It is a core aspect of decent work, and as such, it should be universally guaranteed. Yet, too many work accidents still take place every year.

  4. Publication

    Unlocking Opportunities for decent job creation in Lebanon's Horticulture sector

    27 April 2020

    A market system analysis of the horticulture sector with a view to promoting livelihoods of Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees

  5. Publication

    Unlocking Opportunities for decent job creation in Lebanon's horticulture sector

    27 April 2020

    A market system analysis of the horticulture sector with a view to promoting livelihoods of Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees.

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    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    COVID-19: How social and economic sectors are responding

    21 April 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating effect on all social and economic sectors. In a series of briefs, the ILO analyses how the pandemic is affecting the functioning of these sectors and how they are responding to alleviate its effects.

  7. News

    Assessing market opportunities in East Darfur and West Kordofan

    20 April 2020

    In March 2020, the ILO visited West Kordofan and East Darfur to assess opportunities for local economic development.

  8. Publication

    Synthesis report: Unlocking opportunities for decent job creation in Lebanon's horticulture sector

    14 April 2020

    In order to create decent job opportunities for both Lebanese host communities and forcibly displaced Syrians, the ILO deployed its Approach to Inclusive Market Systems (AIMS) to look at ways to develop the Lebanese greenhouse horticulture sector.

  9. Working paper

    Environmental integrity and doing business in Zimbabwe: Challenges and engagement of sustainable enterprises

    01 April 2020

    The objective of this paper is to explore the views of different groups of the business community, including workers, managers and owners of the formal as well as of the informal economy, on how environmental integrity is being pursued in Zimbabwe. Both quantitative and qualitative/interpretative methods have been applied. The paper concludes suggesting actions that the private sector can adopt to improve the existing situation and further strengthen its engagement towards environmental integrity in the country.

  10. News

    A new ILO training programme on activating agricultural cooperatives in the elimination of child labour piloted in Tanzania

    17 March 2020

    The new training programme was developed to strengthen the capacities of cooperatives as part of ILO’s projects on the elimination of child labour in multiple African countries.