Resources on Rural economy

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Children leave work, return to school and gain access to safe spaces through ILO project in Jordan

    12 June 2023

    Through the establishment of local committees and centres across Jordan, the ILO has been addressing child labour in the country’s agricultural sector. It supported communities and families to send hundreds of Jordanians and Syrian refugee children back to school, and provided them with access to support services.

  2. © ILO 2023


    I was a child labourer, now I work to prevent it

    12 June 2023

    Daniel Berruezo knows first-hand what child labour is. He worked from the age of seven in Argentina’s tobacco sector in the province of Salta. Now he is part of a regional effort to eliminate child labour through his work at Salta’s Ministry of Labour.

  3. World Day against child labour - Belgium

    Together to end child labour in agrifood value chains

    A Dialogue jointly organized by FAO and ILO-Brussels to mark the World day against child labour

  4. Press release

    Governor of West Java supports ILO’s financial inclusion and SMEs development

    06 June 2023

    The Governor of West Java greatly welcomes the delegation of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) to further strengthen collaborations on financial inclusion and the development of SMEs in Province of West Java.

  5. News

    Province of North Sulawesi initiates to establish the Provincial OSH Council

    05 June 2023

    The ILO works hand in hand with the Ministry of Manpower and the National OSH Council (DK3N) to support the establishment of the Provincial OSH Council (DK3P) in North Sulawesi as part of the effort to strengthen Indonesia’s OSH culture and system.

  6. ILO InfoStory

    Social justice for rural populations means prosperity for the planet

    01 June 2023

    With almost half of the world’s population living in rural areas, rural economies can help eradicating extreme poverty, ensuring food security and creating decent jobs. To make this happen, rural areas must be revitalized – but how?

  7. Publication

    Challenges and opportunities to advance decent work in five countries and supply chains: A synthesis report

    01 June 2023

    This report summarizes the findings from rapid assessments and deep-dive research into decent work challenges and opportunities in five sectors and countries: coffee in Colombia, electronics in Viet Nam, fisheries in Namibia, rubber gloves in Malaysia and textiles and clothing in Madagascar.

  8. ILO in partnership with Mastercard Foundation

    Youth employment and school-to-work transitions in Africa

    This webinar will disseminate the conclusions of seven country briefs and a cross-country review on youth employment and school-to-work transition, and underpin the ongoing engagements on promoting decent work for youth in the African region.

  9. © Jules Rahman Ong / ILO 2023


    We lost our precious forest but found a way to survive

    30 May 2023

    Mining and deforestation have destroyed the Orang Asli indigenous peoples’ way of life in Peninsular Malaysia. Maimun is helping to restore her people’s connection to the land through a community organic vegetable farm that is giving them a sustainable livelihood.

  10. © Marcel Crozet / ILO 2023

    Sustainable food systems

    Experts agree new guidelines to promote decent work in the agri-food sector

    25 May 2023

    More than one billion workers will benefit from the guidelines, which are based on the ILO’s instruments and Decent Work Agenda.