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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.
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.
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
UNCTAD and Union for Ethical BioTrade team up to save biodiversity
22 May 2019
The UN organization and nonprofit have signed a partnership to get businesses to protect plants and animals by adopting eco-friendly production and trade practices
Fair trade movement and UNCTAD join forces
19 Oct 2018
The two organizations have agreed to work hand-in-hand in their efforts to ensure all workers and farmers get a fair share of the benefits of trade.
Skills development in the mining sector: Making more strategic use of local content
20 Apr 2018
Written by Isabelle RamdooSenior Associate and Development Economist with the Intergovernmental Forum in Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development.