Resources on Rural economy

  1. © ILO 2023

    Voices

    War in Sri Lanka took everything but I made a new start

    06 July 2022

    Displaced by Sri Lanka’s civil war, Veronica Rosani Susilkumar is making a new life for herself and her family as a groundnut farmer.

  2. Labour intensive employment

    ILO is set to rehabilitate roads in the Greater Sepik Region in Papua New Guinea under the EU-Funded UN Joint STREIT PNG Programme

    04 July 2022

    ILO through the EU-STREIT PNG Programme creates employment opportunities for rural populations in the Sepik region by applying employment-intensive work methods in road maintenance works to improve the access of farming communities to markets.

  3. News

    Labour intensive approaches promote social cohesion among host communities and refugees in Sudan

    01 July 2022

    A series of training on the Employment Intensive Investment Programmes (EIIP) approach carried out by the ILO with construction work contractors in Sudan is showing promising results with host and refugee community members finding new employment opportunities, as well as access to improved public infrastructure.

  4. Workers' rights in rural sectors

    Improving working conditions of women rural workers

    01 July 2022

    This ILO animated video aims to raise visibility and awareness on some of the labour issues being faced by women rural workers and promote improved labour laws compliance, OSH and gender equality through workers’ participation to improve their lives and working conditions.

  5. Press release

    Following the Americas Summit Declaration on migration, ILO reaffirms its commitment to strengthening labour migration governance in the region

    29 June 2022

    ILO principles are reflected in the Summit declaration and new US guidance on temporary migrant workers

  6. Trade union capacity building

    Indonesian trade unions enhance their capacity to promote collective bargaining and dispute resolution in palm oil sector

    27 June 2022

    The ILO through its Advancing Workers’ Rights in Indonesia and Malaysia’s Palm Oil Sector project enhances the capacity of trainers and branch leaders of the national trade union confederations and their federations to improve conditions of work and promote social dialogue for dispute resolution.

  7. Book Launch

    Exploring decent work in the pharmaceutical industry: Job creation in the production of medical cannabis in Lesotho and Zimbabwe

    Launch webinar. The book is based on the findings of a research project carried out by the ILO under the direction of Sabrina De Gobbi. The research was conducted in collaboration with the National University of Lesotho and the University of Zimbabwe.

  8. ILO in action

    Tunisia develops its social and solidarity economy

    26 May 2022

    In Tunisia, the ILO is working to develop the social and solidarity economy, particularly for young people and women in rural areas. Projects include JEUN’ESS, funded by the European Union and FORTER'ESS funded by the government of Canada. ILO project officer, Youssef Belhassen Fennira, explains.

  9. Labour migration

    Working and employment conditions in the agriculture sector in Thailand: A survey of migrants working on Thai sugarcane, rubber, oil palm and maize farms

    20 May 2022

    Thailand's agriculture sector increasingly depends on migrant workers from Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Myanmar. This report, based on a survey of migrant workers and interviews with migrant workers and key informants, sheds light on the situation of migrant workers in this sector. It identifies gaps in policies and practices and provides a set of recommendations.

  10. Publication

    Building Trust in Cotton Fields: The ILO’s engagement in Uzbekistan

    18 May 2022