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BioTrade is growing exponentially, generating jobs and protecting biodiversity
3 Dec 2016
The trade in sustainable plant and animal products - or "BioTrade" - is growing exponentially, with export values reaching $4.5 billion in 2015 from $40 million in 2003, according to a new UNCTAD report published on Saturday.
Sovereign debt crises more likely, new mechanisms needed
26 Oct 2016
The world needs a new mechanism to deal with sovereign debt crises, which represent a growing danger to the economic stability of many developing countries.
Illegal trade accelerates wild plant extinctions, more transparency needed
30 Sep 2016
Illegal trade is accelerating the extinctions of wild plant species, and more transparent value chains would help tackle this illegal trade, an UNCTAD official said on Friday on the sidelines of the world's largest conference on the wildlife trade.
Andean stakeholders discuss options for policy and regulatory reform for a BioTrade friendly implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
28 Sep 2016
UNCTAD, Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the General Secretariat of the Andean Community (CAN), the Ministry Environment of Peru (MINAM), the Interamerican Institute for Agriculture Cooperation (IICA) and GIZ joint forces to support a BioTrade friendly implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in the Andean Region.
Nutmeg revival helps Aceh, Indonesia, recover after years of conflict
23 Aug 2016
The revival of nutmeg farming has generated jobs and economic opportunity in the post-conflict Indonesian province of Aceh and is still helping to consolidate peace in the region as much as a decade after the end of the insurgency, says a new UNCTAD study, Sustaining Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Recovery Through BioTrade.
Kenyan fashion flies the flag at UNCTAD14, sees the Secretary-General dance
22 Jul 2016
Bold patterns, striking poses and African rhythms spilled out on the roof of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Tuesday night as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) hosted the crème of Kenyan fashion at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi.
Vietnam's BioTrade exporters want more transparent trade measures
13 Jul 2016
Vietnamese exporters want importers to be more transparent about the trade measures that affect exports from Viet Nam of sustainable biodiversity-based goods, worth $100 million per year.
Laos government sees bright future for organic farming
8 Jul 2016
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, organic farmers and enterprises in Laos have called for the Lao Organic Agriculture Forum to continue beyond 2016, when aid from the United Nations comes to an end.
Viet Nam focuses on Access and Benefit Sharing under BioTrade through developing new regulations for sustainable use of biodiversity
8 Jul 2016
Recommendations on rules and procedures for a BioTrade-friendly implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Viet Nam made at consultations organized by Viet Nam Government and UNCTAD.