Trading Food for Sustainable Development

UNCTAD is implementing a project, entitled "Integrating Landlocked Commodity Dependent Developing Countries into Regional and Global Value Chains", with effect from March 2018.

This two-year project, funded by the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Sub-Fund, will be implemented by UNCTAD, in collaboration with UN-OHRLLS, 3 Regional Commissions (UNECE, UNESCAP, UNECA), UN specialized agencies and programmes (UNIDO, UNDP), and regional organizations (Shanghai Cooperation Organization).

The project's overall objective is to support integrated value chain development in four landlocked commodity dependent developing economies (Ethiopia, Laos, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan) through enhancing their capacities in development policies and strategies to promote better integration into Regional and Global Value Chains (RVCs and GVCs), and create development linkages at the national, interregional and intercontinental levels.

Its specific objectives are to:

  • Improve statistical and analytical capacity of beneficiary countries in effective policy formulation to promote RVCs and GVCs integration and enhance development linkages.

  • Improve capacity of the private sector in beneficiary countries to assess market prospects, identify market opportunities and overcome market barriers to better integrate into RVCs and GVCs.

Several activities will be carried out under the project, which include conducting country-level surveys, preparing analytical reports, organizing regional and national capacity-building seminars and business forum, developing training programmes and supporting countries in designing evidence-based policies to support integrated value chain development.

The key stakeholders to be engaged in the project activities include government officials from relevant ministries and private sector players including commodity producers, traders and processors.

 
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  Partners: UN-OHRLLS, 3 Regional Commissions (UNECE, UNESCAP, UNECA), UN specialized agencies and programmes (UNIDO, UNDP), and regional organizations
  Donor: UNPDF: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Sub-Fund
  Beneficiaries:    Ethiopia, Lao, Mongolia and Uzbekistan
  Duration: 2018-2020
  Contact:   
Project Leader: Ms Yanchun Zhang
Chief, Commodities Branch
T.: +41.22.917.5790
Project Coordinator: Mr. Rodrigo Carcamo
T.: +41.22.917.24.08
Project Officers: Mr Romain Perez
T.: +41.22.917.1504
and Ms. Leonela Santana-Boado
T.: +41.22.917.5702
Administration: Ms Catherine Katongola and Ms Danièle Boglio
T.: +41.22.917.1648/6286
E.: commodities@unctad.org
 

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