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Cashing in on cashews: Africa must add value to its nuts
15 Apr 2021
The continent grows most of the world’s raw cashews but only processes a fraction of them, missing out on a wealth of opportunity offered by booming global demand.
Social activism needed to rein in tech’s destructive elements
13 Apr 2021
Civil society can lead a global movement to steer the tech agenda towards inclusive and sustainable development, experts say.
Countries look to satellite technology to tackle food insecurity
24 Mar 2021
Science, technology and innovation solutions hope to boost food security in developing countries as they seek ways to bounce back from COVID-19.
UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade
18 Jan 2021
Guidelines to help governments, companies and consumers benefit from sustainable trade in precious plants and animals now include elements such as climate resilience and marine biodiversity.
How science, tech and innovation can help beyond the pandemic
15 Jan 2021
International cooperation on the science, technology and innovation frontiers can fast-track sustainable development progress after the COVID-19 crisis, experts say.
Calibrating technology to tackle sustainable development challenges in Africa
11 Dec 2020
Science, technology, and innovation set to boost post COVID-19 recovery as the continent seeks to tap its energy and agricultural sectors as tools for development and growth with UNCTAD’s help.
How biodiversity-friendly trade can support COVID-19 recovery
19 Oct 2020
A new call to action urges countries to make BioTrade a lever for recovery and resilience in the wake of the pandemic.
Blue BioTrade project set to improve fortunes in the eastern Caribbean
13 Oct 2020
The project is a point of convergence for conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, and a driver for a blue and green recovery from COVID-19.
Mineral tracking tool helps Zambia combat illicit financial flows
1 Oct 2020
An UNCTAD data evaluation tool helps the southern African nation recover an additional $1 million in export dues from mining companies in one year.
Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global 'megatrends' left unchecked
17 Sep 2020
A report by the UN Economist Networks says climate change, inequalities, urbanization, rapid population changes and the technological revolution will shape our world over the course of this century and calls for an overhaul of the way policies are made.