Resources on Rural economy

  1. News

    Training of Trainers on Start.Coop is carried out towards building a sustainable vanilla sector in Madagascar

    26 February 2020

    Twenty trainers were trained on the Start.Coop training modules and methodologies as part of an ILO project to advance decent work and fight against child labour in the vanilla sector in Madagascar.

  2. News

    Fifteen new trainers on My.Coop were trained and 36 coffee cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico benefited from My.Coop training

    20 February 2020

    A series of My.Coop training workshops were carried out to support the economic recovery of the earthquake-affected communities in the State of Chiapas.

  3. © ILO 2020

    Forced and child labour

    Forced and child labour in Uzbek cotton fields continues to fall

    05 February 2020

    Systematic and systemic child and forced labour were not used by the Uzbekistan government during the 2019 cotton production cycle, according to a new ILO report.

  4. © Business Reporter 2020

    Business Reporter

    Why we need a human-centred future of work

    27 January 2020

    While there is no doubt some jobs will be lost through these changes, there is also a huge potential to create decent work. But, at the moment, these are just possibilities. It is up to us to turn them into reality.

  5. News

    Strengthening cooperatives towards socio-economic development in Timor-Leste

    21 January 2020

    The ILO conducted a training workshop with members of a union-supported cooperative in Timor-Leste on how to establish cooperatives based on community needs and how to put cooperative principles into practice.

  6. News

    The 2019 ITC-ILO Rural Academy includes an elective on cooperatives

    17 December 2019

    Co-organized by the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and its partner, Agriterra, the elective focused on a range of topics including the role of cooperatives in rural development, basics of the cooperative business model and methodologies for cooperative development.

  7. Blog

    Africa’s employment landscape

    28 November 2019

    Following Africa Industrialization Day earlier this month, which focused on the expansion of the region’s manufacturing sector.

  8. News

    Sri Lankan women improve their livelihoods through cooperatives in the groundnut value chain

    28 November 2019

    Two women producers supported by the ILO LEED+ project share their stories on how they increased their income through cooperatives in the groundnut value chain.

  9. Labour Inspection

    Uzbekistan ratifies the two Governance Conventions on Labour Inspection

    22 November 2019

    Uzbekistan has ratified the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and the Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129)

  10. Event

    Technical meeting on the future of work in aquaculture in the context of the rural economy