Resources on Rural economy

  1. International Women's Day

    Eliminating the vulnerability of female workers to exploitation in the palm oil and fisheries sectors

    27 February 2024

    The ILO together with the Ministry of Manpower and Sectoral Employers promotes gender equality and protection for women workers in the palm oil and fisheries sectors.

  2. Article

    Navigating hardship: Lebanon's agricultural workers in the absence of social protection

    27 February 2024

    The story of Tony Al Hazoury and his struggle for a decent life.

  3. ILO Working paper 107

    Employment and wage disparities between rural and urban areas

    13 February 2024

    This study uses household survey data from 58 countries around the world to compare the labour market outcomes of rural and urban workers, taking into account the specific socio-demographic characteristics of rural populations. It also provides an overview of the legal frameworks that can be used to address rural-urban employment and wage disparities.

  4. Article

    Navigating hardship: Lebanon's agricultural workers in the absence of social protection

    08 February 2024

    No rest in old age. The story of Chawki Boustani, who is still farming at 91.

  5. News

    New employment opportunities for laid-off workers on digital entrepreneurship

    25 January 2024

    ILO digital entrepreneurship training, jointly conducted with Evermos, a social commerce reseller platform, not only provides new digital skills, but also opens a new, inclusive employment opportunity.

  6. Video

    ILO SCORE programme makes strides in Jordan's agri-food sector

    18 January 2024

    Under the ILO PROSPECTS in Jordan, the ILO Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Programme has been piloted across small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country's agri-food sector.

  7. News

    Gender-sensitive labour inspectors promote a workplace free from violence and harassment

    04 January 2024

    ILO training helps Indonesian labour inspectors to be more gender sensitive and to implement the new labour inspection guideline to prevent and handle discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence in the workplace.

  8. Video

    Comprehensive Skills Training and Veterinary Services Elevate Lebanon's Dairy Farms for Decent Work

    20 December 2023

  9. International Journal of Labour Research

    A new social contract: achieving social justice in an era of accelerating change

    11 December 2023

    This 2023 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research (IJLR), aims to stimulate reflection on what a new social contract might entail and more specifically the role of workers’ organizations in engaging in the design and establishment of a new social contract within the multilateral system and at national level. Thus, the focus of this issue is both on what such a new social contract may entail and on what to do in terms of its implementation.

  10. News

    Raising awareness on the cooperative model among coffee farmers in Lao PDR

    28 November 2023

    Facilitators were trained on the cooperative model including its principles, values, structure, function and related legislation and policies to then train 400 coffee producers in villages of Dak Cheung district in Lao PDR.