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COVID-19: A threat to food security in Africa
11 Aug 2020
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Developing countries pay environmental cost of electric car batteries
22 Jul 2020
Growth in electric car sales is great news for the fight against climate change, but the mining of the minerals used in their batteries poses serious risks for the environment.
Demand for raw materials for electric car batteries set to rise further
25 Jun 2020
Surging need is driven by boom in electric cars, with 23 million passenger vehicles expected to be produced by 2030, says a new UNCTAD report.
Commodity exports to China could fall by $33.1 billion in 2020, study finds
28 May 2020
UNCTAD research shows that total commodity exports to China could fall dramatically as a result of the coronavirus crisis, but there may be a silver lining for some products.
Angola eyes former coffee glory for more sustainable growth
6 May 2020
Overdependence on oil has fuelled volatile and uneven growth. Coffee could help the country change course if it can revive production and add value to its beans.
COVID-19 and food security in vulnerable countries
14 Apr 2020
Written by Pamela Coke Hamilton, Director of the Division on International Trade and Commodities and Janvier Nkurunziza, Commodity Research and Analysis Section
Trade wars are huge threats to food security
22 Jan 2020
Written byDr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Charting the way forward for climate-resilient agriculture in Malawi
6 Dec 2019
Value-addition and diversification high on the agenda - with priority given to female smallholder farmers and traders.
Promoting cotton by-products in Eastern and Southern Africa: Lessons from an UNCTAD technical assistance project
3 Jul 2019
Written by:Kris Terauds, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD