Resources on Rural economy

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. News

    Enhancing social dialogues for decent working conditions in Indonesia’s fishing industry

    01 August 2022

    Work in fishing is a hazardous occupation. Labour rights challenges in the fisheries sector such as weak labour inspection, poor occupational safety and health (OSH) and other problems related to working conditions can be improved through social dialogues among relevant parties.

  8. On-the-job training

    ILO training initiative brings new agricultural skills to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

    25 July 2022

    As Lebanon continues to reel under a multifaceted economic crisis, a competency-based training course conducted by the PROSPECTs programme gave Lebanese and Syrian trainees key skills needed to advance their career in Lebanon’s vital agricultural sector.

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    Rural economy

    Workers in rural areas face severe decent work deficits

    07 July 2022

    About 80 per cent of the world’s poor live in rural areas where they face governance gaps, informality, underdeveloped production systems, limited access to public services and inadequate social protection coverage.

  10. Rural economy

    Decent work deficits among rural workers

    07 July 2022

    This report is a summary of the findings of 16 case studies commissioned by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) in mid-2021 to examine the situation concerning decent work and existing opportunities for trade union organizing in rural economies in selected countries and economic sectors in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Eastern Europe.