Resources on Rural economy

  1. Publication

    Contribution of the forest sector to total employment in national economies - Estimating the number of people employed in the forest sector

    25 November 2022

    This study employs a new method to fill the gaps of missing data points in order to provide sound total employment estimates in the forest sector on a global scale.

  2. News

    Twenty-one trainers complete My. Coop training of trainer’s programme on managing Palestinian agricultural cooperatives

    25 November 2022

    In the framework of the project on “Cooperative Support Programme CSP-OPT” the ILO organized a Training of Trainers on the My.Coop training package on management of agricultural cooperatives.

  3. © FAO Forestry 2022

    ILOSTAT blog

    Forest sector employs 33 million around the world, according to new global estimates

    25 November 2022

    Quantifying how many people are employed in the forest sector is not a straightforward exercise. Nonetheless, the ILO, FAO and the Thünen-Institute of Forestry joined forces to estimate the global workforce in forest-related activities and provide insights on labour market trends in this sector.

  4. News

    The importance of just transitions and labour mobility as mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change

    02 November 2022

    The ILO, as one of the co-conveners of the Issue Based Coalition on Migration in the Arab region (IBC/M), participated in the online Regional Dialogue on Climate Change and Migration Nexus in the Arab Region on 24 and 25 October and organized a session on ‘Migration and labour mobility as an adaptation strategy to climate change and the importance of just transitions’, bringing together ILO’s tripartite constituents who explored the numerous linkages between climate change, migration and the labour market.

  5. Article

    Towards SDG Target 8.7: prevention and elimination of child labour in Burkina Faso’s cotton production sector.

    25 October 2022

    Child labour is present in the garment, textile and cotton supply chain in multiple countries around the world. It is found particularly in Africa and Asia where cotton production systems are labour intensive and/or are dominated by small-holder farms.

  6. Press release

    New command-and-control and operation centre launches in Jordan’s Labour Ministry

    20 October 2022

    In line with the e-government vision, a new system supported by the ILO will help the Ministry boost efficiency and ease its operations during labour inspections. This is an important step in the quest to ensure decent work for all.

  7. Publication

    Social Finance Brief: Responsible finance in the cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire

    18 October 2022

    This brief assesses the responsibility of financial sector actors in eliminating child labour in the cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire. This includes current practices in the sector and recommendations to use their leverage role in tackling child labour.

  8. News

    ILO builds capacity of tripartite partners on collective bargaining and labour agreements in Iraq

    18 October 2022

    Capacity building workshops were held in Basra and Erbil as part of efforts to improve social dialogue, working conditions and overall governance of Iraq’s agriculture sector, with the support of the European Union.

  9. Rural economies

    Advancing social justice and decent work in rural economies

    13 October 2022

    This policy brief looks at the transformative changes needed to advance towards more just, revitalized and dynamic rural economies.

  10. Presse Release

    The ILO Director-General Guy Ryder celebrated the successes of his colleagues in Africa

    09 September 2022

    The Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) ended this Wednesday, September 7, 2022, a 48-hour visit to Côte d'Ivoire that allowed him to bid farewell to Africa after ten years at the head of the institution.