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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.
Mexico’s Agriculture Development: Perspectives and Outlook
26 Jun 2013
Member States discussed the UNCTAD study entitled Mexico's Agriculture Development: Perspectives and Outlook during the recent meeting of the Trade and Development Commission.
Greater attention needed to farming sector, experts tell commodities meeting
20 Mar 2013
High prices for basic farm goods and industrial raw materials, with the complex effects that these cause on the economies of numerous poor countries, are not expected to decline any time soon, the Global Commodities Forum has been told.
Food security cited as priority at meeting of commodity experts
20 Mar 2013
Amid the complex interplay of factors affecting the production of basic farm goods and industrial raw materials, it is vital to ensure that sufficient, affordable food is available in developing countries, an expert meeting has heard.
Secretary-General speaks at FAO session on investing in agriculture
7 Mar 2013
UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi has told a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) event that effective governance is a key factor for raising living standards for millions of smallholder farmers.