Resources on Rural economy

  1. © Ministry Environment Djibouti 2023

    Decent Work in Nature-based Solutions

    Nature-based Solutions can generate 20 million new jobs, but ‘just transition’ policies are needed

    08 December 2022

    Rural employment would increase significantly if investments are made in policies that harness nature, while ensuring human well-being.

  2. News

    Workers’ and employers’ organizations joint the fight against gender harassment, violence and discrimination in palm oil and fisheries sectors

    05 December 2022

    The ILO joins forces with workers’ and employers’ organizations to free Indonesian palm oil and fisheries sectors from gender harassment, violence and discrimination.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Video

    Improving Workers’ Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women

    25 November 2022

    This video introduces the ILO-USDOL project that aims to improve the rights of workers in the rural sector in Indonesia and the Philippines especially for women workers.

  6. © FAO Forestry 2023

    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.

  7. News

    Youth Agri Market: a launching platform for entrepreneurs in Lebanon

    20 November 2022

    Amid Lebanon’s multifaceted economic crisis, a joint collaboration between the ILO and UNICEF helped youth in the country achieve their entrepreneurial aspirations

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.