Resources on Rural economy

  1. International Journal of Labour Research

    Launch of the 2023 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a high-level launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 11th December 2023 at 14:00 (CET-Geneva time). "A new social contract: achieving social justice in an era of accelerating change" will be launched during a panel discussions which will bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union movement.

  2. 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.

  3. Video

    Approach to Inclusive Market Systems (AIMS) improves income of refugees and host communities in Uganda

    21 November 2023

    The ILO under the PROSPECTS initiative launched the Sesame and Cassava Value Chain Development Project in association with a private sector partner Ag-Plutos to stimulate decent work prospects for refugees and host community members.

  4. News

    Tackling decent work decifits in Indonesia’s palm oil sector with collective bargaining agreements

    30 October 2023

    The ILO supports labour-management cooperation in the palm oil sector in Indonesia with the signing of collective bargaining agreements in 31 companies in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

  5. International Day of Care

    Inclusion, care and support: Meet the Disability Inclusion Facilitators

    29 October 2023

    Disability Inclusion Facilitators are ensuring persons with disabilities get equal access to opportunities in an effort to advance social justice and decent work for all.

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    Integration of decent work in the development of agri-food value chains

    27 October 2023

    At an Evaluation meeting organized by the Belgian Development Cooperation, the ILO shared insights on the promotion of decent work in agricultural value chains in low-income countries.

  7. News

    ILO-IOM join forces to better protect Indonesian migrant workers in the palm oil sector

    24 October 2023

    To better protect the labour rights of potential Indonesian migrant workers, the ILO and IOM jointly develop pre-departure training modules and relevant informational materials for palm oil sector in Indonesia-Malaysia Corridor.

  8. Migration

    ILO and AUC unite for the protection of migrant workers' rights

    14 October 2023

    An African conference for common action and position in favour of migrants' rights is held in Abidjan.

  9. Vision Zero Fund (VZF)

    International Labour Organization promotes safety and health in coffee supply chain

    27 September 2023

    The #CoffeePeople campaign, launched on International Coffee Day, urges collaboration between governments, employers, workers' organizations, and the private sector to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for the millions of coffee workers worldwide.

  10. Sustainable supply chains

    EU and UN agencies join forces to address root causes of child labour

    27 September 2023

    A new EU-funded action will tackle the root causes of child labour in supply chains, focusing primarily on coffee and leveraging existing efforts on cobalt. Under the leadership of the ILO, the project will be jointly implemented with FAO and UNICEF, in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC).