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UNCTAD awards Brazil, Egypt and Lesotho agencies for promoting sustainable investment in agriculture
14 Nov 2022
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the awards, which celebrate best practices in investment promotion.
Tapping the full potential of cotton in developing countries
7 Oct 2022
Cotton is a fibre like no other, helping alleviate poverty in some least developed countries and providing employment to millions of people across the globe.
Developing countries use space technology to combat food insecurity
11 Jun 2021
UNCTAD fosters South-South cooperation to build developing countries’ know-how on using satellite data to monitor crop conditions for better agricultural productivity.
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.
Boosting incomes and reducing vulnerabilities of maize farmers in Laos
24 Nov 2020
A recent UNCTAD study identifies three ways smallholder farmers in the landlocked southeast Asian nation can boost earnings from their harvests.
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.
Policy, not technical challenges, is the real hurdle for smallholder farmers, says Civil Society
5 Oct 2015
Smallholder farmers could help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, but governments and international organizations need to engage with them more actively, said a network of smallholder farmers.
Organic agriculture takes centre stage at UNCTAD-backed event in Lao People's Democratic Republic
4 Aug 2014
The Third Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 3), jointly organized by UNCTAD and the ministries of Agriculture and Forestry, and Industry and Commerce of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), took place in Vientiane in July.
Take ''mosaic'' approach to agriculture, boost support for small farmers, UNCTAD Report urges
18 Sep 2013
Farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilizers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers, and more locally focused production and consumption of food, a new UNCTAD report recommends.